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eLife Feature Articles allow authors to discuss science policy and funding, careers in science, research conduct, public engagement, and a variety of other topics related to science and research.
Human Biology and Medicine
Gender variations in citation distributions in medicine are very small and due to self-citation and journal prestige
Jens Peter Andersen et al.
Genetics and Genomics
The Natural History of Model Organisms: The untapped potential of medaka and its wild relatives
Leon Hilgers, Julia Schwarzer
Studies of medaka and other ricefishes in the wild could provide insights in fields such as evolutionary biology, development and cancer research.
Scientist and Parent: The bereaved parent
The impacts of grief are long-lasting, but support from colleagues provides some relief.
Computational and Systems Biology
Meta-Research: Centralized scientific communities are less likely to generate replicable results
Valentin Danchev et al.
Analysis of data on drug-gene interactions suggests that decentralized collaboration will increase the robustness of scientific findings in biomedical research.
Philosophy of Biology: Seizing an opportunity
Perry Zurn, Danielle S Bassett
Historical texts offer researchers in neuroscience, philosophy and literature the opportunity to work together to explore mysteries of the mind and human behavior.
Scientist and Parent: Are we there yet?
Traveling to conferences with children presents a number of logistical and financial challenges.
Meta-Research: A comprehensive review of randomized clinical trials in three medical journals reveals 396 medical reversals
Diana Herrera-Perez et al.
An analysis of more than 3000 randomized controlled trials published in JAMA, the Lancet and NEJM has identified 396 medical reversals.
Meta-Research: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints
Richard J Abdill, Ran Blekhman
Data are reported for the monthly number of uploads to and downloads from bioRxiv, and for the number of preprints that are later published in peer-reviewed journals.
Scientist and Parent: Planning during pregnancy
Bridget M Kuehn
Colleagues, funders and institutions can support pregnant researchers in a variety of ways.
Philosophy of Biology: Health, ecology and the microbiome
S Andrew Inkpen
The interactions between communities of microbial species and their human hosts raise questions about the nature of health and disease.
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