Weekend reads: “Research parasites;” CRISPR controversy; access to PACE data denied

booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a brewing case over GMO research, a 10-reason retraction. and a retraction and apology from the CBC.

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And now to Weekend Reads:

Retractions Outside of the Scientific Literature

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One thought on “Weekend reads: “Research parasites;” CRISPR controversy; access to PACE data denied”

  1. Maybe it’s time to drop the “alt” in “alt-metrics” now that the field is five years old, says Mike Taylor of Elsevier.

    On the other hand, one might suggest that branding is the least of the issues (e.g., David Colquhoun).

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