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Inside the Project Trying to Save Datasets from Extinction
Researchers race to find ecological data kept on outdated media or in dusty backroom boxes—before they’re lost forever.
Inside the Project Trying to Save Datasets from Extinction
Inside the Project Trying to Save Datasets from Extinction

Researchers race to find ecological data kept on outdated media or in dusty backroom boxes—before they’re lost forever.

Researchers race to find ecological data kept on outdated media or in dusty backroom boxes—before they’re lost forever.

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Genetic Risks for Depression Differ Between Ancestral Groups
Chloe Tenn | Oct 19, 2021 | 4 min read
A large genome-wide association study in East Asians uncovers novel genetic links to depression, calling attention to the consequences of underrepresentation of non-European groups in genetic research data.
Technology that Tracks, Shares, and Protects your Data – TRACKMAN® Connected
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Aug 26, 2020 | 1 min read
With TRACKMAN® Connected, researchers can track their pipetting steps, conveniently share their work with collaborators, and securely protect their data. Learn more at www.gilson.com/gilson-connect
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Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Catherine Offord | May 30, 2020 | 9 min read
Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019 | 2 min read
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
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Image of the Day: Cat Trackers
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 6, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers in Australia are capturing movement data by fitting cats with accelerometers and sending them outdoors.
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GPS-Tagged Seabirds Track the Tides
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Birds drifting on the surface of the sea could provide valuable data for oceanographers.
The World Within
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Internalizing the environment might be the next step in humans’ relationship with our planet.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2018 | 8 min read
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Shekhar Chandra | Aug 28, 2018 | 3 min read
The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Data collected by elephant seals in Antarctic waters provide a closer look at the processes driving ocean circulation.
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