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Taxpayer-Funded Studies Go Unpublished

According to Pharmafile, almost 30% of clinical trials for new drugs go unpublished up to five years after completion. Of those unpublished studies, almost 80% release no data at all for consideration by the public. The Pharmafile article takes issue … Continue reading

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Many of you may be familiar with the story of Henrietta Lacks. Lacks was a poor African American woman who died of ovarian cancer in 1951, and whose cells (specifically, her tumor cells) were taken and immortalized for the scientific …

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Open Access Academia

UC Berkeley and HHMI investigator Michael Eisen posts a speech he recently gave to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on the topic of open access publishing in scientific research. Eisen, who along with others worked to found the PLoS … Continue reading

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