Running a research laboratory as a worker cooperative

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A cooperative or co-op is “a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit.” A worker cooperative is a co-op owned and self-managed by its workers. The primary difference between traditional businesses and cooperatives is that the first emphasizes

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Criticize me like a scientist

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Criticism is essential to science. Criticism is the vehicle by which science moves forward. We investigate, present our findings, and subject these findings to peer review – to criticism. If such findings are convincing to a qualified panel of our peers, we are granted permission to share these findings with a broader audience – to

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Enabling a Genomics Aware EHR

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The genome is particularly useful for assessing inherited disease risk and the modulation of drug response. To improve the precision of diagnosis and treatment for personalized medicine, multiple sources of information, including genomic information, will likely need to be combined (Altman, 2013). However, to be successful in personalized medicine, the integration of genomic information into

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