Turn 'Oops' into 'Oooh' | GenomeWeb

For several years, many researchers have begun to recognize the value of negative results in scientific publications. "For a variety of reasons, positive publication bias is a real phenomenon," says Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky. "In clinical medicine, that can paint a more optimistic picture of a field than is actually the case. And in basic science, it can mean other scientists may repeat experiments that have already failed."

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