Opinion: Neuroscientists Need to Think about Sex (Bias)
Opinion: Neuroscientists Need to Think about Sex (Bias)
The myth of female variability is shaping what we know about our brains.
Opinion: Neuroscientists Need to Think about Sex (Bias)
Opinion: Neuroscientists Need to Think about Sex (Bias)

The myth of female variability is shaping what we know about our brains.

The myth of female variability is shaping what we know about our brains.

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Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
Robert Ross | Sep 1, 2021
RNA sequencing technology lags far behind researchers’ ability to decode and understand DNA. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this dangerous shortcoming.
Opinion: Treating Infertility as a Disease
Opinion: Treating Infertility as a Disease
Kate O'Neill | Aug 1, 2021
For too long, a physiological inability to conceive or carry a child through to birth has been seen as a minor medical issue.
Opinion: Hunting a Changing Virus
Opinion: Hunting a Changing Virus
Libusha Kelly | Jul 1, 2021
A broad and nimble sequencing program is necessary to track, anticipate, and quash SARS-CoV-2 and other dangerous pathogens that threaten humanity.
Opinion: Comparing Coronaviruses
Opinion: Comparing Coronaviruses
Nicola Petrosillo | Jun 1, 2021
In addition to continued scruitiny of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, research on similar pathogens could aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and future disease outbreaks.
Opinion: Science Advocacy in the Post-Trump Era
Opinion: Science Advocacy in the Post-Trump Era
Melissa Varga and Shreya Durvasula | May 1, 2021
The election of Donald Trump brought about a sea change in activism among researchers. How will the movement change now that Trump is out of office?
Opinion: AI Could Aid Cancer Diagnosis, but Caution Is Needed
Opinion: AI Could Aid Cancer Diagnosis, but Caution Is Needed
Adewole S. Adamson | Apr 1, 2021
While machine learning could improve detection of tumors at their earliest stages, it also risks identifying malignancies that would never cause the patient any harm.
Opinion: Toward Better Data Sharing
Opinion: Toward Better Data Sharing
Sergey Plis and Vince Calhoun | Mar 1, 2021
The network effect can improve the ways that biomedical researchers collaborate.
Improving the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
Improving the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
Angela E. Boag and Nathalie Isabelle Chardon | Feb 1, 2021
Academic mentors are not necessarily natural managers. Their graduate students often bear the brunt of this shortcoming.
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Joseph Gentile | Jan 1, 2021
Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist.
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Sibrandes Poppema | Dec 1, 2020
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Matan Shelomi | Nov 1, 2020
Predatory journals are especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opinion: Scientists Must Battle the Disinformation Pandemic
Opinion: Scientists Must Battle the Disinformation Pandemic
Genna Reed | Oct 1, 2020
Fighting the spread of an infectious disease goes hand in hand with stemming the dissemination of lies, bad science, and misdirection.
Opinion: Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Dangers of Health Disparities
Opinion: Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Dangers of Health Disparities
Matthew Dacso, Kara McArthur, Clifford Dacso | Jul 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the underlying biological dangers of being a minority in the US.
Is Modern Media Destroying Our Memories?
Is Modern Media Destroying Our Memories?
Jared Cooney Horvath | May 1, 2020
It seems as though the more we embrace external technologies, the more our memory faculties deteriorate. But the truth might just be scarier.
Opinion: We Still Lack Evidence that Cannabis Treats Cancer Pain
Opinion: We Still Lack Evidence that Cannabis Treats Cancer Pain
Jason Boland and Elaine Boland | Apr 1, 2020
Only an equal mixture of THC and CBD has been adequately tested, and it failed to alleviate pain in cancer patients.
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
M. Timothy Rabanus-Wallace | Mar 1, 2020
The plant awareness revolution will be led by poets, philosophers, and hipsters; not just scientists.
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
James L. Sherley | Jan 13, 2020
Training young scientists to review submitted manuscripts should be an academic exercise, not a facet of professional scientific publishing.
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Joshua Finkelstein, Kelly McLaughlin, and Michael Levin | Dec 1, 2019
Physicists, geneticists, computer scientists, and biologists are working together to gain a full appreciation of the intricacies of organismal growth and form.
The Dawn of Universal Ecology
The Dawn of Universal Ecology
Mark Colyvan, John Damuth, and Lev R. Ginzburg | Nov 1, 2019
Will the study of interactions between living things ever mirror the fundamental nature of physics and mathematics?