The scandals rocking cancer science matter to your health

The scandals rocking cancer science matter to your health
The Harvard-linked institute will retract six research papers and issue corrections to many more. (Image: AP)
Bloomberg
By FD Flam The field of cancer biology is a mess. Signs of trouble emerged years before the most recent scandal, in which investigators found evidence of data manipulation in a slew of high-profile papers from the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.It’s the latest crisis in academic research, where there’s a clear need for better quality control – a tighter filter than peer review. Some researchers suggest that artificial intelligence (AI) could help point out which papers need c...

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