Rigor Mortis by
Call Number: R852 .H37 2017
Biomedical science -- the research that underlies our treatments and cures -- is in deep crisis. Every year, American taxpayers spend more than $30 billion funding it. About half of that work, by some estimates, is wrong. As Richard Harris reveals in "Rigor Mortis", this is not simply the result of trial and error. The economic imperative for researchers to get and keep jobs and funding encourages dubious behavior, from poor experimental design to sloppy statistics and shoddy analysis.