If you'd rather believe the NIH review process is a smooth and efficient one, you'd better skip to the next post. At his Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience blog, Steven Salzberg airs his frustration with one small part of the study section process -- namely, password protection for proposals. Salzberg receives grant applications for review on a CD, and each proposal is password-protected. Here's where the comedy routine begins:

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