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  • A draft of history, a template for the future

    This week’s issue of Science includes a remarkable editorial from Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that could serve as a first draft of history related to the development of the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. His commentary touches on two policy priorities that have reached an infle… Read More
  • Academia must face anti-Asian bigotry

    This week’s issue includes an Editorial from Jennifer Lee and Tiffany Huang at Columbia University that addresses the devastating situation in the United States around anti-Asian violence and bigotry. Lee and Huang are sociologists who work toward “advancing new democratic narratives of Asian Americans, and placing the study of Asian Americans… Read More
  • No Senator, it’s not theater

    I grew up in the theater. My mom ran the community theater in my hometown and I was the de facto operations person. Theater is a very specific activity. There’s a script, there’s a production plan, and there are deep psychodynamics brought out through dialogue. Theater gives us important ideas and characters like Arthur Miller’s… Read More
  • COVID-19

    A year of reckoning for science

    Last week marked the 1-year anniversary of the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and although we learned many tough lessons about trust in science and science communication, the year also revealed an inability to convey observable facts about systemic racism to the public. The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May last… Read More
  • A conversation with Walter Isaacson, author of “The Code Breaker”

    Biographer Walter Isaacson has profiled a number of eminent scientists of the past, from Leonardo da Vinci to Albert Einstein. In his latest book, The Code Breaker, Isaacson turns his attention to the life and work of a pioneering contemporary scientist—biochemist Jennifer Doudna. I interviewed Isaacson for an editorial we published in this issue… Read More
  • COVID-19

    Marking 1 year of COVID-19

    This week marks the first anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. In Science’s editorial this week, U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins writes about the lessons that researchers have learned during the past year. Collins and his colleagues, especially Anthony Fauci, Barney Gr… Read More
  • COVID-19

    Building trust in science requires more than just funding

    The costs of anti-science sentiment in the United States have become magnified in the past year. The inability of scientists to convince the American public about the reality of COVID-19, the effectiveness of masks, and the safety of vaccines has led to loss of life and has decreased the possibility that the pandemic will end… Read More
  • Promoting equity in research

    This week, Science Advances published two articles that inform universities and departments about ways to promote gender equity in science. The pandemic has exerted many challenging pressures on the culture and productivity of scientific research. Over the past year, studies have shown that these effects have been disproportionately borne by parent… Read More
  • Editorial Policies

    A new name change policy

    Today we are pleased to announce a seamless, discreet procedure that authors can follow to change their names in previously published papers across the Science family of journals. We join multiple other publishers that have adopted similar initiatives, including the American Chemical Society, Public Library of Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, a… Read More
  • It was 20 years ago today

    This week, Science publishes a special issue on the 20th anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome. It is a time to remember an important truth about science: that new knowledge always leads to new questions. There was a time when we thought that the complete sequence of the genome would abruptly produce a… Read More