Tagged: reproducibility

Our picks in Science Policy writing April 1-8

Written by Ben Wolfson Originally published at https://wp.me/p8tLO8-26 Why does it matter that the President has no Science Advisor? One of the positions that remains unfilled in the Trump white house is that of science advisor. In this article, Obama’s science advisor, John P. Holdren, goes into what the presidential science advisor does, what the history of the role is, and why the role is important. In short, science and technology impact almost all policy decisions made, whether they’re related to the economy, public health, energy, agriculture, the environment, national security, diplomacy etc. The role of the science advisor and Office of...

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Tips for Optimization and Improving Reproducibility

Thus far, my thesis work has focused on optimizing an assay that my PI and I designed to answer a bigger question. By optimizing I mean tweaking the protocol to ensure the assay is reproducible and reliable (haven’t you heard about the Reproducibility Crisis?). When I began work on this project, I had no idea the time and extreme attention to detail it would require. I began graduate school only a few months after I earned my bachelor’s degree and my bench experience was very limited. Prior to joining my thesis lab, I never spent longer than 3-months in any...

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