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Opinion: Hold Animal Use Committees Accountable for Their Failures
As a former committee member who now advises PETA, I believe that claims that the identities of committee members must be kept secret to protect their safety are unfounded.
Opinion: Hold Animal Use Committees Accountable for Their Failures
Opinion: Hold Animal Use Committees Accountable for Their Failures

As a former committee member who now advises PETA, I believe that claims that the identities of committee members must be kept secret to protect their safety are unfounded.

As a former committee member who now advises PETA, I believe that claims that the identities of committee members must be kept secret to protect their safety are unfounded.

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Opinion: The Reproductive Technology Advances No One Asked For
John D. Loike and Alan Kadish | Jun 22, 2022
Cloning and parthenogenesis of humans wouldn’t align with bioethical principles.
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Opinion: Time to Take Animal Rights Harassment More Seriously
Jim Newman | Jun 17, 2022
Two recent court rulings shine a light on the disturbing tactics used by some activists to target biomedical researchers who study animals.
A transmission electron microscopic image of a tissue section containing variola virus particles, the pathogen responsible for causing smallpox in humans
Opinion: Destroy All Samples of the Smallpox Virus
Gigi Gronvall and Tara Kirk Sell | Jun 1, 2022
With a global alarm ringing because of an unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox, we should also consider a different but closely related viral threat.
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Opinion: Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity
Agustín Fuentes | May 12, 2022
Evidence from various sciences reveals that there are diverse ways of being male, female, or both. An anthropologist argues that embracing these truths will help humans flourish.
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Opinion: Another Species of Hominin May Still Be Alive
Gregory Forth | Apr 18, 2022
Do members of Homo floresiensis still inhabit the Indonesian island where their fossils helped identify a new human species fewer than 20 years ago?
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Opinion: Climate Change Is Dangerous to Your Health
Mark Kessel and Rick Elbaum | Apr 4, 2022
In addition to causing more frequent natural disasters, global warming can have long-term health effects, which range from heat stress to mosquito-borne disease.
Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022
Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.
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Editorial: When Will This Pandemic Officially End?
Bob Grant | Mar 11, 2022
And does it even matter?
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Opinion: How to Confront Anti-Science Sentiment
Bill Sullivan | Mar 1, 2022
Reaching a science skeptic is not a matter of credentials; it’s a matter of heart.
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Opinion: Coronavirus and Regulating Access to High-Risk Pathogens
Michael Parker, Shreya Kalra, and Bryce Kassalow | Feb 10, 2022
Overbearing restrictions on research into toxins and pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 could undermine public health and security in the long run.
Illustration of man receiving a COVID test.
Opinion: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Importance of Testing
Mark Kessel | Feb 1, 2022
The pandemic has yielded many lessons. One is that adequate and well-distributed diagnostics are key to battling disease outbreaks.
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Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
Nicholas Friedman and Stephen Esser | Jan 17, 2022
The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.
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Opinion: Going Beyond Seed Banks
Helen Anne Curry | Jan 17, 2022
Rethinking why and how we conserve crop genetic diversity
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Opinion: Dismantling Anti-vaccine Rhetoric on Social Media
Federico Germani and Nikola Biller-Andorno | Jan 4, 2022
Can requiring users of Facebook and other platforms to pass critical thinking tests stem the tide of widely disseminated misinformation?
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Opinion: The Problem with Preprints
Michael Mullins | Nov 1, 2021
Preprints can be valuable additions to the scientific literature. But we must start seeing them as perishable commodities rather than akin to peer-reviewed, published studies.
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Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Christopher Tonnu Jackson | Sep 28, 2021
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Ahmed Alkhateeb | Sep 23, 2021
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
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Opinion: An Alternative to Injection
Carmine D’Amico and Hélder Santos | Sep 9, 2021
Research on microneedle patches for vaccine delivery has grown in popularity in recent years, due to their exceptional compliance and low invasiveness.
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Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Andrey Andreev and Barbara Perry | Jul 15, 2021
Disconnects between end users and architects create additional costs and suboptimal design decisions. Here’s how to rectify that.