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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.
Gambling on Reproducibility
Bob Grant | Nov 10, 2015
New research finds that observers placing bets in a stock exchange–like environment are pretty good at predicting the replicability of psychology studies.
STAP Author Can’t Replicate Results
Kerry Grens | Dec 22, 2014
RIKEN’s Haruko Obokata fails to replicate stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency.
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?
Fact or Artifact?
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2014
A study documenting the ubiquity of DNA contamination calls into question a recent paper on food-derived nucleic acids in the human bloodstream.