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Opinion: Public Data, Private Concerns
Viviane Callier | May 20, 2015
Research participants aren’t always clear on open data policies when consenting to studies.
Opinion: Science & Religion: A Centuries-old War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | May 19, 2015
While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.
Opinion: Abandoned by the System
Antony Vincent, Jean Barbeau, Steve Charette | May 18, 2015
Lab techs and other highly qualified employees are too often given short shrift by the biomedical research enterprise.
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015
The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.
Opinion: Predicting the Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy
Jacob Richards | Apr 22, 2015
T-cell receptor repertoires could help researchers determine whether a certain treatment will work for a given cancer patient.
Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing
Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld | Apr 7, 2015
Three reasons why authorship matters, even—perhaps especially—to established scholars
Opinion: Upgrading Cancer Prevention
David Lane | Apr 1, 2015
Preemptive detection and intervention will be key to easing the growing burden of cancer, particularly in developing countries.
Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work
Abhishek Srivastava and Haval Shirwan | Mar 31, 2015
Armed with the right adjuvant system, vaccines are poised to tackle one of the world’s most intractable diseases.
Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?
Erin Abner | Mar 23, 2015
Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Tetsuya Ishii | Feb 25, 2015
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.