Positively Negative: A New PLOS ONE Collection focusing on Negative, Null and Inconclusive Results

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“I never quit until I get what I’m after. Negative results are just what I’m after. They are just as valuable to me as positive results.” – Thomas A. Edison The publication of negative results is vitally important for many … Continue reading »

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“Vaccine Hesitancy”: The PLOS Currents Collection

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Peter Hotez (@peterhotez), President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, announces the launch of PLOS Currents Outbreaks collection on Vaccine Hesitancy. Measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000 – with elimination defined … Continue reading »

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Chlamydia trachomatis –Urgent need for an effective T cell vaccine to combat the silent epidemic of a stealth bacterial pathogen

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Toni Darville from the University of North Carolina considers the potential for a successful T cell vaccine to combat the silent epidemic of Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia trachomatis accounts for ~100 million genital tract infections in industrialized nations annually, and continues … Continue reading »

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Starch, Oil, Water and Arsenic: New Plant Translational Research

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by Christina Kary   PLOS launched a Collection last year, “The Promise of Plant Translational Research”. Here’s an update on how it’s going, and where we hope to go from here.   In my former life as ‘Plantina’ (I can … Continue reading »

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What Kills Little Kids?

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Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs and Jennifer Herricks (@JenHerricks) of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine comment on the recently released global mortality numbers, specifically those for children under five. The Global Burden … Continue reading »

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Chromosome Biology: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

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It might be hard to believe, but 2015 marks ten years of PLOS Genetics! To celebrate ten years of hard work, research, and immense dedication from our Editorial Board, we are featuring posts from ten of our editors about the … Continue reading »

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An article phenome project, and reflections on the Music Genome Project®

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I have an ongoing fascination with the distribution of data, no matter what form it takes, around our small blue planet. Thinking back thirty or so years, this may have all begun with the Grundig shortwave radio we had in … Continue reading »

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Coop’s Scoop: Mind over Mainframe – next #CitSciChat discusses citizen science games

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The next time you get into an argument with your laptop or shake a fist at your computer, try to refrain from calling it “a stupid machine.” That would be gloating. We really are more intelligent than our computers. Case … Continue reading »

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The dangers of doing nothing: What pregnant women need to know about clinical trials

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Please welcome a guest post by Kaitlin Bell Barnett, who writes about health and medicine for various print and online outlets. She’s at work on a book about medications and medical care in pregnancy. Her first child is due in July. … Continue reading »

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Nanocrafter: Playing a Game of Synthetic Biology

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On its surface, it looks like just another science puzzle game. In reality, the game is part of a broader goal to enable non-scientists to contribute to synthetic biology research. ‘It’ is Nanocrafter, a project created by researchers and game … Continue reading »

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