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Expert Opinions

The most pressing issues in science illuminated by the perspectives of those who know them best: working scientists

The 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak is serious, but we are getting the response to it right

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In 2002, the SARS outbreak surprised the world. The global response to 2019-nCoV has taken that lesson to heart

Mackenzie Thornbury, University of Montreal

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Can AI help diagnose depression? It's a long shot

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Alejandra Canales, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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This OB-GYN is waging war on Goop products, pseudoscience, and health misinformation

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Dr. Jen Gunter launches the Jensplaining digital series and The Vagina Bible to fight against health misinformation

Farah Qaiser, University of Toronto

Great minds think differently - supporting neurodiversity benefits scientific progress

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Susanna Harris, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Juan Pablo Ruiz, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Science has to do better for its queer, trans, and non-binary scientists

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More needs to be done by cisgender people in the field, and it needs to be done now

Lila Leatherman, Oregon State University

Who owns your cells?

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Sarah Kearns, University of Michigan

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Why fieldwork is still crucial for science research

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Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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Billionaires are rushing into biotech. Inequality is following them into science

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Why is it so hard for scientists to talk about leaving academia?

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We should value scientists who transfer their skills

Prabarna Ganguly, National Human Genome Research Institute

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Plants are not conscious, whether you can 'sedate' them or not

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Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

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The hidden costs of fieldwork are making science less diverse

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Here are five practical ways to start fixing the problem

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

The next revolution in food is being held up by regulation

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The FDA's slow processes are keeping safe, environmentally friendly products off the shelves

Kate Krueger, New Harvest

We need to change the way we think about alcoholism

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David Haggerty, Indiana University School of Medicine

I empathize with anti-vaxxers. Here's how flawed autism science can lead to the wrong conclusions.

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Autism research is difficult to understand, and that's our fault as scientists.

David Haggerty, Indiana University School of Medicine