Mike the Mad Biologist has a post wondering what would happen if, like the recent climate researchers email-hacking brouhaha, "genomic denialists" (were they to exist) could see emails sent between members of the Human Microbiome Project. "We sometimes use phrases like 'bad data' or 'mediocre data.' I'm not talking about when something goes obviously wrong (i.e., controls fail), but the recognition that the technologies can fall short," he says, later adding that their exchanges "could be selectively edited to make us sound very bad."
Oh... That Could Sound Bad
Dec 17, 2009