Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say

In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.

In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.

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Q&A: A 10,000-Genome Milestone for Shared Pediatric Cancer Data  
Q&A: A 10,000-Genome Milestone for Shared Pediatric Cancer Data  
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Computational biologist Jinghui Zhang of St. Jude realized scientists could work more efficiently with tools and genomic data shared on the cloud.
Q&A: John Ioannidis Talks Transparency in Biomedical Literature
Q&A: John Ioannidis Talks Transparency in Biomedical Literature
Shawna Williams | Nov 20, 2018
The Stanford University researcher discusses a new study on measures such as data sharing and funding disclosures.
Industry Partners Extensively Involved in Trials They Fund
Industry Partners Extensively Involved in Trials They Fund
Catherine Offord | Oct 5, 2018
A new study suggests that sponsors downplay their influence when reporting trials carried out in collaboration with academic researchers.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 19, 2018
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Opinion: Deductive Science Is Needed for Public Health
Opinion: Deductive Science Is Needed for Public Health
Giuseppe Carruba | Jun 27, 2018
Big data and empirical approaches to understanding diseases provide a limited picture of pathogenesis.
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2016
To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.
Learning Bioinformatics
Learning Bioinformatics
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
How to Use P-Values Correctly
How to Use P-Values Correctly
Kerry Grens | Mar 9, 2016
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.