data sharing, culture
Networking Medicine
Networking Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2013
Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.
Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra
Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra
Pat Brown | Mar 1, 2013
In Chapter 1, “The Coldest Case,” author and criminal profiler Pat Brown sets the scene for her quest to prove that the Egyptian queen did not commit suicide.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Mar 1, 2013
The Undead, Frankenstein's Cat, The Universe Within, and Physics in Mind
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
Pat Brown | Mar 1, 2013
A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2013
March 2013's selection of notable quotes
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?
Science on Celluloid
Science on Celluloid
Andrew P. Han | Feb 28, 2013
Scientist? Filmmaker? Alexis Gambis welcomes both labels.
Through the Eyes of a Giant
Through the Eyes of a Giant
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 15, 2013
A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.
Open-Review Journal Launched
Open-Review Journal Launched
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2013
A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.
Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics
Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics
Kumar Sukhdeo | Feb 11, 2013
Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try