Reality Check: You Aren’t as Objective as You Think.

Yes, you! Learn to be your own objectivity watchdog.

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Mea culpa — and implications for science

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Three ways to boost your objectivity

  1. Recognize your potential biases and self-monitor — as best you can.

    Simply being aware of your potential biases is a huge step towards minimizing their impact.

Call to Action

This article is both a call to action to be your own objectivity watchdog, as well as a call for help. If you catch me letting my beliefs get in the way of my objectiveness please call me on it!

About me

I am formally trained in human genetics (PhD) and spent the first decade of my career working in cancer research, drug development, and personalized medicine.

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Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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