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  1. Point of View: Making the most of peer review

    Nikolai Slavov
    Journals should publish referee reports and respond to well-founded concerns about papers after publication.
  2. Research Culture: Career choices of underrepresented and female postdocs in the biomedical sciences

    W Marcus Lambert et al.
    Mentorship, financial security and a positive sense of self-worth increase the likelihood that underrepresented minority and female postdocs will pursue a career in academia.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    Point of View: The challenges faced by living stock collections in the USA

    Kevin McCluskey et al.
    Living stock collections provide invaluable resources to research communities, yet they face significant challenges.
    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. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cutting Edge: Collaboration gets the most out of software

    Andrew Morin et al.
    By centralizing many of the tasks associated with the upkeep of scientific software, SBGrid allows researchers to spend more of their time on research.
  3. Point of View: Faculty appointments and the record of scholarship

    Amy Brand
    Academic review committees would benefit from more details about the contributions made by individual researchers to papers with multiple authors, and also from more information about other types of scholarly communication.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional MRI: The spinal cord is never at rest

    Falk Eippert, Irene Tracey
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    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. Neuroscience

    Analogue closed-loop optogenetic modulation of hippocampal pyramidal cells dissociates gamma frequency and amplitude

    Elizabeth Nicholson et al.
    Neurons can synchronize, supporting flexible communication among brain areas; closed-loop optogenetics allows the frequency and power of population oscillations to be dissociated, providing a tool to interrogate how networks couple.