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Stanford opening new lab to study bad science

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Mar
2014

Despite the prestige that comes with research being published in peer-reviewed journals like Nature, recent investigation into published studies have found many to be irreproducible or flat-out wrong. Indeed, one groundbreaking stem cell study was retracted only last week, while 120 computer-generated papers were thrown out last month. To help prevent this influx of bad science, Stanford University is launching the Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRIC) to verify the findings of scientific research.

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