Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say

In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.

In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.

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Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Ashley Yeager | Mar 21, 2019
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
<em>The Lancet</em> Retracts Cardiac Stem Cell Clinical Trial Paper
The Lancet Retracts Cardiac Stem Cell Clinical Trial Paper
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2019
The publication of the SCIPIO trial is among many by Piero Anversa’s lab that Harvard Medical School flagged for fraudulent data.
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 4, 2019
A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.
<em>Nature&nbsp;</em>Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy
Nature Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2019
The manuscript had amassed more than 50 comments about problematic figures and data on PubPeer.
Opinion: What You Believe about &ldquo;Science Denial&rdquo; May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
NIH Raises Concerns About Foreign Influence in Biomedical Research
NIH Raises Concerns About Foreign Influence in Biomedical Research
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2019
Information made public by US Senator Chuck Grassley reveals that a handful of allegations have recently been referred to federal investigators.
Former Taiwanese National Academy Head Cleared of Corruption
Former Taiwanese National Academy Head Cleared of Corruption
Ashley Yeager | Jan 3, 2019
Wong Chi-huey, who was the president of Academia Sinica until 2016, was found not guilty of taking bribes from a pharmaceutical company.
The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Jan 1, 2019
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
Top Retractions of 2018
Top Retractions of 2018
Retraction Watch | Dec 26, 2018
From a self-sampling scientist to the downfall of a leading stem cell scientist, here’s our naughty list.