ALM Reports – more features, more power

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We are pleased to share the newest features just launched in ALM Reports (http://almreports.plos.org/), which will better support the time-consuming and laborious work of tracking and reporting the reach of PLOS articles. As before, you can get a broad view … Continue reading »

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Fighting Canavan: Honoring Rare Disease Week

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During Rare Disease Week, I turn over DNA Science to a family battling a rare inherited disease. I’ve been following Max Randell, who has Canavan disease, in my human genetics textbook since he was a preschooler – he’s now 17, thanks … Continue reading »

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“Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” and mental health service users

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Does Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia exploit, disrespect, and marginalize service users? Genre confusion. The 180-page Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia produced by the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology is a puzzling document. We need to know its genre to … Continue reading »

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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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