Is medical science built on shaky foundations? – opinion – 17 September 2012 – New Scientist

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More than half of biomedical findings cannot be reproduced.

 

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 Even when a fact has been tested in this way, it may still be superseded by new knowledge.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.

 

Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528826.000-is-medical-science-built-on-shaky-foundations.html

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