September 17, 2012

Is Medical Science Built on Shaky Ground?

Elizabeth Iorns, NewScientist

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REPRODUCIBILITY is the cornerstone of science. What we hold as definitive scientific fact has been tested over and over again. Even when a fact has been tested in this way, it may still be superseded by new knowledge. Newtonian mechanics became a special case of Einstein's general relativity; molecular biology's mantra "one gene, one protein" became a special case of DNA transcription and translation.

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TAGGED: Reproducibility, Medical Science