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Medicine & Health Sciences

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Good Clinical Practice

Experiences, lessons learnt and practical tools developed during clinical research on NTDs in Africa and Asia.

Neglected Populations: Decreasing Inequalities & Improving Measurement in Maternal Health

In this latest collection, attention is drawn to issues of inequality.

WASH - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene​

PLOS journals are committed to highlighting the impact of WASH and allied measures on reducing the global burden of disease.

Biology & Life Sciences

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Epidemiological Investigations of North American Zoo Elephant Welfare

Invesigating the welfare of North American zoo elephants. 

Open Highlights

Open Highlights use recent PLOS Biology research articles as keystones around which to nucleate a short synthesis of related research articles from other the Open Access corpus.

Editor's Picks: Cell Biology

Research exploring how cells work helps us understand the proper functioning of the body, as well as understand and treat disease.

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Research Analysis & Science Policy

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Open Data

This collection highlights the broad scope of research, guidelines, and commentaries about data sharing, data practices, and data policies.

Meta-Research

Featuring articles that aim to improve the standards, reproducibility, and evaluation of scientific research.

Research Matters

Leading scientists explain why the research carried out in their laboratories matters.

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Computer & Information Sciences

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Focus Feature – Allostery

This Focus Feature, led by Jin Liu and Ruth Nussinov, commemorates the 10th anniversary of PLOS Computatonal Biology and puts a spotlight on Allostery.

PLOS Computational Biology: Methods

The Methods Section was launched in 2013 and has given computational method development a dedicated space in the journal.

Open Source Toolkit: Hardware

This Collection gathers together research and web resources for “Open Labware” designs as part of an Open Source Toolkit.

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Responding to Climate Change​

Climate research focussed on mitigating and adapting to the effects of the changing climate.

Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness

A series of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies and programs

Editor’s Picks: Ocean Sciences

PLOS ONE Associate Editor Eileen Clancy selects recent PLOS publications highlighting the varied and critical research into understanding the world’s oceans.

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