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Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2018
Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.
Staff | Feb 28, 2018
See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Cancer Studies Seem Replicable
Kerry Grens | Jun 27, 2017
In the latest findings from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, independent researchers achieve results that mirror those of two earlier papers.
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | Apr 7, 2017
A volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.
Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2016
Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.
TS Picks: March 16, 2016
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2016
Corrections give belated credit for immunotherapy; mosquitoes have been bugging us long before Zika; the bright side of irreproducibility
Reproducibility Crisis Not So Bad?
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2016
Two studies temper the dismal assessment of psychology and economics researchers’ abilities to replicate one another’s experiments.
Study: Transparency Lacking in Biomedical Literature
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 4, 2016
Few authors make their full data available and most published papers do not clearly state funding sources and conflicts of interest.