Critic at Large
What Women Need to Succeed in Science
What Women Need to Succeed in Science
Huda Y. Zoghbi and Paul Greengard | Feb 1, 2014
Attracting females to research careers—and keeping them there
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Recognizing Basic Science Contributions
Recognizing Basic Science Contributions
Andrea Boggio, Andrea Ballabeni, David Hemenway | Jan 1, 2014
A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.
The Great Divide
The Great Divide
Didier Schmitt | Dec 1, 2013
A two-way bridge between science and policy is desperately needed.
An Open Invitation
An Open Invitation
Aaron Buseh | Dec 1, 2013
On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research
Proceed with Caution
Proceed with Caution
Mark Gerstein and Dov Greenbaum | Oct 1, 2013
While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.
Three-Way Parenthood
Three-Way Parenthood
Yehezkel Margalit, John D. Loike, Michio Hirano | Oct 1, 2013
Avoiding the transmission of mitochondrial disease takes a trio, but raises a host of logistical issues.
Remaking Nature
Remaking Nature
Kent H. Redford | Aug 1, 2013
Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.
Debating Bioethics Openly
Debating Bioethics Openly
Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | Jul 1, 2013
Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.
Opinion: On Patenting Genes
Opinion: On Patenting Genes
Joan Ellis | Jun 18, 2013
The scientific community and the impact of the Myriad Genetics Supreme Court decision