Taking the pulse of biomedical science: reproducibility, racing and speaking out loud

Last night, my college (Clare Hall)¬†hosted the termly fellow-student interaction dinner, and I happened to sit next to a renowned scientist and group leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge. He did not seem interested in discussing molecular biology; instead, we entered a brief, yet insightful, conversation on a worrying development¬†in scientific culture. My thoughts on this development have been brewing for a long time, and yesterday’s conversation has now triggered their release.

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