In an essay published in PLOS Medicine, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford University, proposes a few modifications to current medical research practices that he believes will improve the accuracy of published results and cut down on wasted resources.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

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