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Rethinking: Putting the "Ph" Back in PhD

Putting the “Ph” Back in PhD

By Arturo Casadevall, as told to Maryalice Yakutchik

Science needs big thinkers, but the current system teaches students to think small. The new chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has a provocative idea: Restore more philosophical thinking to postgraduate science training.

Open Source: Should All Scientific Papers Be Open Access?

A Question of Open Access


Is traditional, subscription-based scientific publishing on the way out? Researchers and journal editors weigh in on the implications of an open-access model.

The Exchange: The Inner Compass

The Inner Compass


Retired FDA head Margaret Hamburg and former principal deputy commissioner Joshua Sharfstein reflect on the agency’s evolving global role and the nature of leadership.