CRISPR, Priority, and Credit: Do We Need to Edit Science's DNA? Talking about the values at the heart of science, and why I think we need to examine this more if we want positive change.
And in a week where much has been said about the cons of scientific journals - and many calling for scientists to abandon them completely and wish for their destruction - Lenny Teytelman asked people to say what journals do that's worthwhile. I had a bunch to say! I commented here on Michael Eisen's blog post about preprints and the ASAPBio meeting, too.
With all those theories about what would be better beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt than the current scientific publication system, I made a public service announcement about motivated reasoning: no one is immune from mistaking a logical conclusion for one where the logic has been chosen to fit the conclusion! (With a little more on tumblr.)
Wikipedia Activism and Diversity in Science: a post in Absolutely Maybe at PLOS Blogs - and an edit-a-thon at the annual AAAS Meeting in Washington DC. People who faced daunting obstacles left so many inspiring stories. They shouldn’t be invisible. We still need them.
It's Black History Month, and I started a Wikipedia page for yet another inspiring, yet little-known, African-American woman scientist: neuroembryologist Mary Logan Reddick - who started college at 15, got a PhD from the female college of Harvard in 1944, became a full professor at the University of Atlanta, and had a fellowship to study for 2 years at Cambridge.
And a comment on PubMed Commons related to part of my day job: systematic review databases.