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    The recently updated US National Institutes of Health clinical trials policies will apply broadly to studies involving experimental manipulations of humans. These studies will require registration and reporting in, grant application submission under a clinical trials funding opportunity announcement, and Good Clinical Practice training for investigators.

    • William T. Riley
    • , Melissa Riddle
    •  & Michael Lauer
  • Comments and Opinion |

    The National Institutes of Health has broadened its definition and changed the reporting requirements for ‘clinical trials’. What are the implications for basic human behavioural and brain science?

    • Jeremy M. Wolfe
    •  & Nancy G. Kanwisher
  • News and Views |

    A study of 64 archaeological sites across four continents shows that the growth of agricultural and political systems provoked economic disparities, more so in Eurasia than in North America.

    • Michelle Elliott