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Opinion: Science, Meet Politics
Miriam R. Fein | Aug 23, 2017
The events of the past six months have inspired advocacy for the first time.
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Michael Mimouni | Aug 15, 2017
Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not.
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Timothy Caulfield | Jul 25, 2017
Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position?
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Jacelyn Rice, Paul Westerhoff | Jul 11, 2017
Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Meredith Richardson, Praveen Kumar | Jun 30, 2017
The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Stephan Guttinger | Jun 6, 2017
Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Malcolm F. Rosenthal, Maydianne C.B. Andrade | May 30, 2017
The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.
Opinion: Token Pharmacovigilance
Peter Doshi | May 23, 2017
A US government website for collecting reports of side effects associated with vaccines is broken. Why has no one noticed?
Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission
Tim Birkhead, Robert Montgomerie | May 10, 2017
We suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals—one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017
It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.