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Science has released a wide-ranging set of guidelines for the publication of basic science studies, the New York Times reports. The guidelines additionally call for the adoption of standards for the sharing of data and methods.

The Times notes that these guidelines come in the wake of a number of high-profile retractions of scientific papers, including one last month in Science.

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