Volume 92 Issue 50 | pp. 28-30
Issue Date: December 15, 2014

Confronting Irreproducibility In Life Sciences Research

Community takes steps to improve the quality and reproducibility of drug discovery and biomarker studies
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: reproducibility, life sciences, biomarkers, biospecimens, journals

Reproducibility is a hallmark of science—at least, it’s supposed to be. Over the past several years, it’s become increasingly apparent that many lab studies, especially in the life sciences, are not reproducible. As a result, many putative drug targets or diagnostic biomarkers can’t be validated. Some estimates suggest that more than 50% of all published life sciences research is irreproducible, and some indicate that the figure might be even higher.

The problem flew below the . . .

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