TS Picks: November 14, 2016

Trust in scientific experts; trying open peer review; who will lead HHS?

Tracy Vence
Nov 13, 2016

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:

  • The British Science Association’s Katherine Mathieson on how researchers and policymakers can “rebuild trust in scientific experts.” —The Guardian
  • Scientists and journals alike are showing increased interest in open peer review, Nature reported last week (November 10). But not everyone is on board just yet. “I think most people, and I would include myself, are apprehensive,” developmental biologist Kevin Sinclair of the University of Nottingham, U.K., told Nature, adding: “As far as I’m concerned, the jury’s out.”
  • Who will President-elect Donald Trump choose as Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary? STAT News today (November 14) outlined the potential picks.

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