November 8, 2017

Earlier this year, the first set of studies from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology were published. Out of the five studies, only two were independently replicated and two had inconclusive outcomes. In June of this year, two more studies were released with “im...

August 4, 2017

(Originally Published in NatureJobs blog

A recent Nature survey asked 1500 scientists how to best address the irreproducibility crisis. One of the most common suggestions for improvement was “Better Mentoring.” This raises two important questions: How is the current m...

June 1, 2017

(Originally published in Scientific American Blog)

The proposed cuts to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) budget cuts revealed by the White House in March 2017 has caused an uproar in scientific circles. Scientists and concerned citizens have rightly pointed out...

April 24, 2017

(Originally published by Aeon and The Atlantic

The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and … attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he perfor...

July 30, 2016

[Originally published in Nautilus Magazine)

A few years ago, I became aware of a rarely-discussed problem in science: the irreproducibility crisis. A group of researchers at Amgen, an American pharmaceutical company, attempted to replicate 53 landmark cancer discoveries...

May 3, 2016

(Published in The Scientist Magazine)

The scientific journal article—or “paper”—is 351 years old. Papers have had an incalculable impact on science, increasing collective engagement and the rate of knowledge dissemination.

In 1665, the Royal Society commissioned its secr...

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