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Questions of the Month - After the Referendum

Posted by , on 30 June 2016

On the 23rd of June the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union or to leave. Prior to the vote, Nature reported that ...

Question of the month - the 14 day rule for human embryo research

Posted by , on 31 May 2016

Earlier this month, two papers were published (from the Brivanlou and Zernicka-Goetz labs) that reported in vitro systems to study development of the human embryo through implantation stages. These experiments ...

Question of the month- Ethical issues in life sciences publishing

Posted by , on 28 April 2016

In the last few years, the life sciences have been plagued by cases of scientific misconduct which led to corrections,  retractions and, to some extent, in a lack of trust on ...

Question of the month- brain organoids

Posted by , on 21 March 2016

Last week, Development announced a special issue on organoids. In vitro organogenesis is a burgeoning new field, with applications in the study of human development, drug testing and ultimately the ...

Question of the month- preprint servers

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

Last week saw ASAPbio, a meeting that discussed the role that preprints can play in the life sciences (for a an introduction to preprints check out this video or this wikipedia page).  Those ...

Question of the month- patenting public research

Posted by , on 29 January 2016

Last week the Montreal Neurological Institute announced that it will become the first fully Open Science academic institute. In addition to  making their results and data available for free upon publication, ...

Question of the month- New Year wish list

Posted by , on 30 November 2015

It’s getting to that time of year when we think about the year to come and the things we hope it will bring: love, health, money… and maybe a little ...

Question of the month- "Away from the bench" skills

Posted by , on 30 October 2015

Recently, Tomer Stern and Itamar Harel posted on the Node about Graduate Peer Group, a discussion group where graduate students could interact with each other and address the challenges that ...

Question of the month- PhD internships

Posted by , on 28 September 2015

There is an increased awareness that only a small fraction of PhD students will ultimately secure a tenure-track position in academia. This has led to a discussion on whether graduate ...

Question of the month- peer review

Posted by , on 27 August 2015

This week the BioMedCentral blog put together a quiz to test how good you are at assessing the best course of action when faced with tricky peer review scenarios. These scenarios make for a ...

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