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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.
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.
Philosophy of Biology: The challenges of big data biology
Understanding how data were collected and processed is an essential element of big data biology.
Immunology and Inflammation
Philosophy of Biology: Immunology and individuality
Discussions about biological individuality and immunogenicity continue the long history of dialogue between philosophers and immunologists.
Philosophy of Biology: Drawing and the dynamic nature of living systems
Gemma Anderson et al.
Drawing may be a way to better understand a biological process and to explore and develop scientific ideas.
Philosophy of Biology: Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid
Fredrik Andersen et al.
Scientists should be aware of the non-empirical assumptions that influence all kinds of research.
Philosophy of Biology: Understanding regeneration at different scales
Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein
To understand how regeneration works across the different scales of living systems, we first need to identify the essential components underlying this process.
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