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Faulty statistics call into question over 40,000 studies

Well, this isn’t good – Faulty statistics have called into question fMRI results, which put more than 40,000 studies in jeopardy. Turns out there is both a high false positive rate, and a glitch in the software package. 77 more words

More info needed: the replication crisis

Lately, I’ve been writing a lot about the replication crisis in the field of psychology as part of assignments for a writing class focused on scientific literature. 549 more words

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See you at #ACMG2016!

We are happy to be well-represented at this year’s national meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Swing by our posters and say hello! 91 more words

Colombian Government Search Yields 28,000 Bodies.

In 2011 the Colombian left wing political opposition demanded that a complete search of the country be undertaken after the “False Positive” scandal was exposed. … 287 more words


Perverse Incentives and Killings By Security Forces

By Taylor Marvin

Extrajudicial killings by security forces are not unique to the Americas, but have repeatedly dominated the region’s headlines. While these killingsĀ stem from many causes, occasionally they are encouraged by almost deliberately perverse incentives. 742 more words