A Lab of His Own

Cathal Garvey dropped out of a PhD program to create a DIY biotech lab in his family's house in County Cork, Ireland, says Technology Review. "Would I finish and get a few letters after my name, or seize the day and do something that needed to be done?" he tells Tech Review.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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