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Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Roland Nardone, Advocate for Cell-Line Authentication, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2018
The Catholic University of America professor was also known for his summer workshops on the latest techniques.
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | May 31, 2018
The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.
Scientists Reverse Their Controversial Findings of CRISPR's Off-Target Effects
Diana Kwon | Mar 28, 2018
Last year, researchers claimed the gene-editing method had accuracy issues, but a new whole-genome sequencing analysis by the same team finds otherwise.
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2018
Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.
Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Jim Daley | Feb 22, 2018
Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
Abby Olena | Dec 14, 2017
With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2017
The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.