Sunday, October 24, 2010

B - Disclosing all data

Baggerly K. Disclose all data in publications. Nature 2010;467,401.
(doi:10.1038/467401b)

Three clinical trials at Duke University, USA, were suspended late last year following a protracted investigation. The problem was the inability to reproduce the 'genomic signatures' used to select cancer therapies. Is it the job of journals to help to maintain reproducibility as a cornerstone of the scientific process?

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