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    1. Cancer Biology

    Science Forum: An open investigation of the reproducibility of cancer biology research

    Timothy M Errington et al.
    The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will generate a high-quality dataset to explore questions about the reproducibility of research, and will make all data, analysis and other research materials openly available to the research community.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Point of View: How should the applications of genome editing be assessed and regulated?

    Robin Fears, Volker ter Meulen
    An EASAC working group on genome editing recommends that regulators should focus on specific applications of these new techniques rather than attempting to regulate genome editing itself as a new technology.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Science Forum: Viral factors in influenza pandemic risk assessment

    Marc Lipsitch et al.
    We identify key strengths and limitations in use of viral genotyping and phenotyping to estimate pandemic risk from influenza A viruses, focusing on 3 traits, hemagglutinin binding specificity, hemagglutinin pH of activation, and polymerase complex efficiency.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Point of View: How open science helps researchers succeed

    Erin C McKiernan et al.
    Open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Science Forum: The Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative

    Olavo B Amaral et al.
    Researchers are undertaking a systematic assessment of the reproducibility of biomedical science in Brazil.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Synthetic Biology: Minimal cells, maximal knowledge

    Jean-Christophe Lachance et al.
    Modeling all the chemical reactions that take place in a minimal cell will help us to understand the fundamental interactions that power life.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Point of View: Towards a mechanistic foundation of evolutionary theory

    Michael Doebeli et al.
    A description of evolution that is based on birth-death processes, and in which fitness is at most a derived quantity, is advocated.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Reproducibility in Cancer Biology: Making sense of replications

    Brian A Nosek, Timothy M Errington
    The first results from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology suggest that there is scope for improving reproducibility in pre-clinical cancer research.
    1. Ecology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Emerging Technology: Concerning RNA-guided gene drives for the alteration of wild populations

    Kevin M Esvelt et al.
    Combining CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing with gene drives may enable scientists to reversibly edit the genomes of diverse wild populations, an advance that could help eliminate diseases, support sustainable agriculture, and control invasive species.