[IRTalk] Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Wed Nov 22 16:24:23 SAST 2017

More and more discipline specific data flaw detection tools the future, some programmed with the help of R open source software.


Tool to scrutinize research papers identifies mistakes in gene sequences. Two scientists have rolled out a program that spots incorrect gene sequences reported in experiments — and have used it to identify flaws in more than 60 papers, almost all of them studies of cancer.

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25 November 2016
Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors https://www.nature.com/news/reproducibility-a-tragedy-of-errors-1.19264
03 February 2016
Smart software spots statistical errors in psychology papers https://www.nature.com/news/smart-software-spots-statistical-errors-in-psychology-papers-1.18657
28 October 2015
Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers https://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763
24 February 2014

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