Opinion
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
Opinion: Assessing Frans de Waal’s Assessment of Animal Intelligence
Opinion: Assessing Frans de Waal’s Assessment of Animal Intelligence
Rik Smits | Nov 8, 2016
In his latest book, the famed primatologist replaces one dogma with another.
Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers
Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers
Timothée Poisot | Oct 13, 2016
This is not sustainable.
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Jordan Gaines Lewis | Oct 6, 2016
Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Daniel Cartamil | Sep 20, 2016
Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.
Opinion: How Congress Is Failing on Zika
Opinion: How Congress Is Failing on Zika
Ana Santos Rutschman | Sep 19, 2016
Congressional inaction when it comes to extending funding for a major outbreak may endanger the health of thousands of Americans.
Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure
Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure
Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Kirstin R.W. Matthews | Sep 14, 2016
The embattled country’s research enterprise is at risk following a failed coup, designed to overthrow a regime that shows continued hostility toward science.
Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions
Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions
Viviane Callier and Gary McDowell | Aug 30, 2016
It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum, Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.
Opinion: A Baseball Analogy
Opinion: A Baseball Analogy
Dean Tantin | Jul 26, 2016
Stiff competition under the current biomedical publishing model prevents important work from reaching a wider community in a timely manner.