A discussion is going on over at the DrugMonkey blog on the materials and methods sections of papers. "This stupid failure to actually publish the real methodology (yes, including how many times the prep failed before you lucked onto the one that worked and really don't know why!) wastes my taxpayer dollars," he writes, adding that page restrictions are a "lame excuse" for not publishing the real methodology.

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