Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?
February 23, 2016|
By tweaking certain conditions of a long-running experiment on E. coli, scientists found that some bacteria could be prompted to express a mutant phenotype sooner, without the “generation of new genetic information.” The resulting debate—whether the data support evolutionary theory—is more about semantics than science.