opinion
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
David W. Craig | Apr 1, 2018
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s <em>BRCA</em> Test
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s BRCA Test
Cecile Janssens | Mar 19, 2018
Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Shaun Khoo | Jan 16, 2018
Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Patricia M. Lawston, Michael T. Parker | Nov 30, 2017
Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Mikhail Tikhonov | Oct 12, 2017
Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Françoise Baylis | Oct 10, 2017
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Robert Hueter | Sep 27, 2017
A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs
Robert Martin | Sep 25, 2017
Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2017
Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Anna Kriebs | Sep 3, 2017
Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond.