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    Neurodiversity in Academia: Time to rethink Tourette’s syndrome

    One is a Touretter who advocated for patients in research projects, the other, an academic studying the condition. Two sisters discuss how perspectives and research approaches on Tourette’s need to change.
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    Science and Politics: Mexican researchers fear for the future

    After four years of funding cuts and the erosion of academic freedom in Mexico, one scientist shares his community’s concerns about a new law that would give the central government more control over scientific research.
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    Health: Reading our future in the bones of children past

    As the United Kingdom braces for a sharp fall in living standards, a bioarchaeologist and a paediatrician discuss what the past can reveal about the social forces that shape modern health crises.
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    Talking Points: April Clyburne-Sherin on reproducibility

    The co-founder of Reproducibility for Everyone shares the insights she has gathered through years of helping academics change the way they do and share their research.
  5. Talking Points: Angeline Dukes on racism in science

    All members of the scientific community – from publishers to faculty – must work together to make academia more equitable, diverse and inclusive.
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    Talking Points: Deepti Gurdasani on COVID-19

    With COVID-19 still affecting the scientific community and society at large, further actions are needed to tackle this and future pandemics.
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    Talking Points: Catherine Kyobutungi on global health

    To decolonialise global health, research projects need to involve scientists from the Global South from day one.
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    Talking Points: Jess Wade on gender bias in science

    Tackling gender inequalities in science needs to start in school.
  9. Talking Points: Luisa Massarani on communicating science in South America

    A Brazilian expert reflects on the challenges faced by those who conduct and share science in her region.
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    Talking Points: Rosanna Alegado on scientists and Indigenous communities

    Developing strong relationships between scientists and Indigenous communities is essential to promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and improving science.