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July 2015
Week of JulyJul
20th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: CRISPR crisis; tools of the trade

by  /  24 July 2015

Editing the genome has never been easier, and theories about the brain are inextricably tied to technology.

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June 2015
Week of JuneJun
22nd
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Rebranding oxytocin; marsupial madness

by  /  26 June 2015

The ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs a scientific makeover, and left-handed kangaroos don’t have autism.

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Week of JuneJun
15th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Celebrating scrutiny; impact detractor

by  /  19 June 2015

Highlighting retractions can keep researchers in check, and a top journal editor wants to rethink ‘impact.’

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May 2015
Week of MayMay
18th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Crucial count; animal anxiolytics

by  /  22 May 2015

The world’s most populous country takes stock of autism, and guinea pigs ease anxiety in children with the disorder.

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Week of MayMay
4th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Bad review; good business

by  /  8 May 2015

A sexist peer review sparks a Twitter firestorm, and business is booming for some firms that employ people with autism.

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April 2015
Week of AprilApr
13th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: CRISPR clash; looking for love

by  /  17 April 2015

A biotech breakthrough sparks a high-stakes patent war, and two new films follow people with autism looking for love.

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February 2015
Opinion

When researchers share data, everyone wins

by  /  13 February 2015

Imagine a world in which researchers reveal all their clinical trial data, allowing their peers to do their own analyses and confirm the findings. A new report by the Institute of Medicine outlines ways to make this scenario a reality.

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June 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Registered reports

by  /  14 June 2013

The more researchers poke around, the more likely they are to find a significant effect — and the more likely that the effect they end up reporting is just a fluke. A new kind of journal article, the ‘registered report,’ may address this problem, says Jon Brock.

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March 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Perfect match

by  /  5 March 2013

Researchers must use better measures to show that experimental and control groups are well matched, says Jon Brock.

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February 2013
Opinion

Retracted results

by  /  19 February 2013

The SHANK3 mouse model described in a 2011 Cell paper that was retracted 17 January is still worth studying, says Alan Packer.

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