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    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Research: Bias in the reporting of sex and age in biomedical research on mouse models

    Oscar Flórez-Vargas et al.
    A text-mining study suggests that about half of the papers reporting the results of experiments on mice do not report the sex and age of the mice.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Implementation of an antibody characterization procedure and application to the major ALS/FTD disease gene C9ORF72

    Carl Laflamme et al.
    An easy-to-implement antibody validation pipeline addresses the reproducibility crisis resulting from the use of non-specific antibodies.
  1. ScienceFair - a new desktop science library

    Richard Smith-Unna introduces ScienceFair, a new way to access and consume science from your desktop using peer-to-peer technology.
  2. Gender Equity: Addressing recruitment at the departmental level

    We suggest five ways in which biology departments can improve their hiring processes in order to achieve gender equity in their workforce.
  3. Road

    Innovation Leaders 2020: Introducing the cohort

    We announce the participants and projects joining our new mentorship and open leadership training programme.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
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    Meta-Research: Releasing a preprint is associated with more attention and citations for the peer-reviewed article

    Darwin Y Fu, Jacob J Hughey
    An analysis of more than 70,000 journal articles, including 5405 that were first released as a preprint on bioRxiv, shows that articles with a preprint received 49% more attention and 36% more citations than articles without one.
  4. Meta-research

    Meta-Research: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Peter A Rodgers
    The study of science itself is a growing field of research.
  5. Episode 67: June 2020

    In this episode, we hear about a controversial claim in plant science, why we cannot get enough of chocolate, HIV in women, sex as a biological variable, and why not all zebrafish like to mingle.