Expert Opinions

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

Sex isn't binary, and we should stop acting like it is

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It's time for legislation and education to reflect sex as a spectrum with unlimited options

Liza Brusman, The Scripps Research Institute

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

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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There are some things it's impossible to discern without ground truthing

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

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A New York Times story is a case study in what can go wrong in translating science

Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

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My 'basic' fruit fly research could help save lives

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Politicians like Sarah Palin love to mock it, but here's why we should all support 'basic' research

Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

Why you shouldn't worry about the bacteria in your sponges

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Remember that study about the 'dangerous' bacteria hiding in your kitchen sponge? Not so fast

Kevin Pels, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

We need to change the way we think about alcoholism

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David Haggerty, Indiana University School of Medicine