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Expert Opinions

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

Scientists tried to replicate a provocative gene editing paper in real-time, and documented it on Twitter

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A study linking an edited CCR5 gene with dying young didn't pass the smell test

Alison Koontz, Caltech

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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

Climate change is causing floods all over the world. Here's what you can do to help

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People are dying in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, in Nebraska and the Dakotas. And millions more are at risk.

Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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The Graduate Research Fellowship Program favors elite schools – again

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The early-career grants, meant to boost diversity, end up perpetuating disparities

Kelsey Lucas, University of Michigan

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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 Mother's Curse: how a French king’s legacy revealed a loophole in evolution

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New research with roots in colonial Canada suggests new wrinkles in ideas of evolution

Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

Scientists shouldn't be punished for being wrong

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"How can we design experiments that work if we don’t tell each other what doesn’t?"

Jay Bassan, University of Toronto

We need to change the way we think about alcoholism

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David Haggerty, Indiana University School of Medicine