Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?
Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?
A program to encourage transdisciplinary research at top cancer centers has evolved into a counterproductive national strategy for organizing cancer research.
Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?
Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?

A program to encourage transdisciplinary research at top cancer centers has evolved into a counterproductive national strategy for organizing cancer research.

A program to encourage transdisciplinary research at top cancer centers has evolved into a counterproductive national strategy for organizing cancer research.

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Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Ricardo Borges, Andrew G. Ewing | Jul 23, 2019
The standard system of separating figures, tables, and legends from the text is unnecessary and laborious.
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, Maria Ll. Calleja | Jul 16, 2019
Our survey of seminars in biology and chemistry shows that women ask fewer questions than men. We propose ways to change that.
Opinion: Test Brain-Reviving Technology in Infants First
Opinion: Test Brain-Reviving Technology in Infants First
John D. Loike, Alan Kadish | Jul 9, 2019
If a system tested in decapitated pigs ever gets to human clinical trials, neuroscientific and ethical reasons point to testing babies before adults.
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Michele Hoffmann | Jun 27, 2019
A support group for mothers is a model for practical, inexpensive steps to ease women’s transition to motherhood—and hopefully retain them in science.
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Sylvie Brouder | Jun 17, 2019
Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld | Jun 6, 2019
It is a violation of publishing ethics to use the peer review comments of one journal to mature a manuscript and submit to another with a higher impact factor.
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, and Martin Blaser | Jun 1, 2019
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.
Opinion: How to Define Life
Opinion: How to Define Life
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | May 2, 2019
As artificial life forms become more sophisticated, we propose a simple list of criteria to determine whether synthetic biological organisms and robots are living beings.