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Misconduct Around the Globe
Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | Jun 1, 2013
Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.
Defending Against Plagiarism
Jonathan Bailey | Jun 1, 2013
Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.
On Being an “African American Scientist”
Raynard S. Kington | May 1, 2013
If African American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.
Researchers, Hire Hackers
Zeke Nierenberg and Martina Steurer-Muller | May 1, 2013
Clinical researchers need programming support to streamline their work, minimize error in the data, and find new trends that can point to better treatments.
William Laurance | Apr 1, 2013
Protected areas help to conserve imperiled tropical forests, but many are struggling to sustain their resident species.
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.
Dustin T. Holloway | Mar 1, 2013
How should the government ensure the safety and responsibility of do-it-yourself biologists?
DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential
Todd Kuiken | Mar 1, 2013
Citizen scientists can inspire innovation and advance science education—and they are proving adept at self-policing.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
H. Steven Wiley | Feb 1, 2013
True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.
Gaming with Autism
Micah Mazurek | Jan 1, 2013
Screen-based technologies show promise for autism intervention—but research is still needed to evaluate both the benefits and the possible negative effects.