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Link: Privacy and sharing genomic data for research
An Undark article by Adam Tanner reviews the current scene of data protection.
13 Sep 2016
Why do universities cover up high-profile harassment? Look for the money
A review of the grant success by three astronomers subject to disciplinary action, and the impact that economics may have on sexual harassment at universities.
16 Jan 2016
Should journals do post-pub review?
An opinion piece in eLife by Nikolai Slavov makes the case that journals should take greater responsibility for the fate of public discussion of papers that they publish.
25 Nov 2015
Anonymous sexism in paleoanthropology
An article by Robin McKie in the Observer quotes an anonymous jerk. The sexism is part of a pattern that keeps women out of paleoanthropology
27 Oct 2015
Link: The weird world of Kevin Folta
A GMO advocate misleads the public about his funding from industry, and interviews himself on a bizarre pseudonymous podcast.
19 Oct 2015
Sexual harassment at Berkeley rocks astronomy community
An investigation of Geoff Marcy, astronomer of exoplanets, reveals a 14-year-long history of complaints by women about sexual harassment.
10 Oct 2015
Havasupai DNA consent case becomes a one-act play
A dramatic moment in the history of anthropological genetics inspires a dramatist.
18 Aug 2015
Quote: Peer review as practiced today is a form of hazing
A 2011 opinion piece by Hidde Ploegh discusses the problems that ensue when referees demand more and more experiments
12 Jul 2015
How long until paleoanthropologists must deposit data upon submission?
A Nature Genetics editorial makes the argument that basic scientific practice demands making biomedical data available upon submission, which makes me wonder about the future of paleoanthropology.
06 Jul 2015
On the importance of saying you're wrong
An experiment in post-publication peer review generates great interest but also some criticism.
09 Jun 2015
Science is not broken
Replication culture makes science resilient; a lack of value for replication studies is more dangerous to science than retractions.
31 Jan 2015
Nearly 20 years after Kennewick, a look at DNA and tribes
A deep look at the complex motivations of anthropologists and tribal groups searching for answers about the past.
27 Jan 2015
Sequencing baby Khan
A blogger sets out to determine the genome of his unborn son.
17 Jun 2014
"Open access spam" and how journals sell scientific reputation
An investigative report betrays the seemy side of scientific publishing
03 Oct 2013
The DNA portrait artist
31 May 2013
AAA statement on sexual harassment in field projects
16 Apr 2013
AAPA hears about ongoing abuse of students at field sites
Kate Clancy reports on a survey of anthropological field experiences
13 Apr 2013
Privacy, family history, and genomes
30 Mar 2013
Goodall plagiarism case
29 Mar 2013
Mitochondria from another mother
20 Mar 2013
The problem of Lance retraction
18 Mar 2013
The cost of plagiarism at NSF
08 Mar 2013
Quote: Morgan and Reynolds on ethics of plagiarism
08 Mar 2013
The Neandertal treatment
07 Mar 2013
05 Mar 2013
More on the reclamation proclamation
26 Feb 2013
Privacy of genetic research participants
07 Feb 2013
Send in the clones
27 Jan 2013
"No more complicated than setting up an Orange Julius franchise"
07 Jan 2013
10 Nov 2012
High coverage second thoughts
02 Nov 2012
Lying to patients about genetic tests is wrong
27 Oct 2012
The cost of sequencing
04 Oct 2012
Grasping the genomic palantir
What to do when you discover your anonymous research subject is going to die?
26 Aug 2012
Neanders got no reason
17 Jul 2012
17 May 2012
Bio-engineering, climate change, and the zombie apocalypse
20 Mar 2012
02 May 2011
25 Feb 2011
Finding hidden incest
11 Feb 2011
Genomes to the people
02 Feb 2011
Membership has its privileges
I pick a bone with an author whom I think hasn't acknowledged important prior work.
13 Jan 2011
High school genomics
15 Dec 2010
Ozzy Osbourne, archaic human
25 Oct 2010
22 Oct 2010
Cousin marriage in the UK and genetic testing
19 Sep 2010
Mailbag: Neandertal backbreeding
16 Sep 2010
Quote: James Randi on scientists
13 Sep 2010
19 Aug 2010
California quashes student gene testing at UC-Berkeley
14 Aug 2010
Adopt a Neandertal
23 Jul 2010
Berkeley DNA comments
15 Jul 2010
Good grief, the Neandertal test kits have been sent
14 Jul 2010
Havasupai DNA case links
29 Apr 2010
Texas newborn DNA experimentation
03 Mar 2010
13 Feb 2010
"They've learned nothing"
11 Dec 2009
Neandertal: The Resurrection
15 Feb 2009
Wait until they hear about Flip cameras
06 Sep 2008
Should we want to live longer?
29 Apr 2008
Science from the bottom looking up
23 Feb 2008
The blood that would not rest
29 Jun 2007
The increasingly less elusive manimal
28 Jun 2007
A quick primer on bioaesthetics
17 Oct 2006
They didn't sign on for this
01 Jun 2006
Evidence-based medicine and education
28 Apr 2006
So how were the triple-A's?
05 Dec 2005
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