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  1. Peer Review: To fund or not to fund?

    Sarah Shailes
    Funding agencies use many different criteria and peer review strategies to assess grant proposals.
  2. Peer Review: Consultative review is worth the wait

    Stuart RF King
    Editors, reviewers and authors share their experiences of consultative peer review at eLife.
  3. Research: The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time

    Pontus Plavén-Sigray et al.
    Scientific abstracts have become less readable over the past 130 years, in part because recent texts include more general scientific jargon than older texts.
  4. Point of View: The sustainable professor

    Elizabeth S Haswell
    Responsible agricultural practices provide a useful lens through which to consider the lives and careers of researchers.
  5. Living Science: The importance of remembering

    Eve Marder
    Creativity in science requires the ability to recall information and data, and will suffer if we rely too much on technology to remember things for us.
  6. Point of View: How should novelty be valued in science?

    Barak A Cohen
    An over-emphasis on novelty is having detrimental effects on science.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Cutting Edge: Building bridges between cellular and molecular structural biology

    Ardan Patwardhan et al.
    The integration of structural data from different imaging scales requires the development of standards and tools for representing the segmentation and transformation of data, and for the annotation of biological structures.
  7. Point of View: Nomad scientists and the ones left behind

    Maya Bar et al.
    To improve the diversity of the scientific workforce, we should not penalize researchers who are unable to move abroad for long periods.
  8. Point of View: Unbridle biomedical research from the laboratory cage

    Garet P Lahvis
    Recent advances in technology now make it possible to carry out biomedical research on animals living in the wild, or captive animals living in naturalistic conditions.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cutting Edge: Promoting international collaboration and creativity in doctoral students

    Christopher M Groen et al.
    Staff from the Mayo Clinic in the US and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden describe a joint transatlantic course intended to broaden the horizons of the next generation of researchers in the field of regenerative medicine.