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Science is facing a problem of flawed data and flawed analysis and hence flawed results. Researchers are under pressure of being productive – churn out as many papers as possible: more the published papers, the better is the reputation of a scientist. Funds are granted on the basis of how productive a research lab is. What takes a beating in the process is science. To quicken the scientific process, data is cooked, and mediocre processes and methods are applied with the sole aim of getting result (however incorrect or badly researched it might be) as fast as possible. And, these are not the only issues plaguing science. The article talks about the problems and possible solutions.

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf

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