Crowd-Funding A Preventive Treatment for Breast Cancer


Can we prevent the transmission of inherited genetic mutations that cause breast cancer? That is the question to my first crowd-funding project on Micryoryza, as I try to determine whether PARP inhibitors can be used to prevent the production of BRCA mutant gametes that are believed to cause breast cancer. If the study is funded, […]

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Reproducibility Initiative: Updates, Opt-Ins, and Validations


In August 2012, we launched the Reproducibility Initiative as a partnership between PLOS, figshare, Mendeley, and Science Exchange- looking to identify and reward high quality reproducible research. As the quality of research reported in the literature remains under intense scrutiny, with citation rates and¬†independent¬†publications not providing a robust measure for reproducibility, the Reproducibility Initiative has […]

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