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Editorial: Changing science, the next time around
Theo van den Broek, M.D. Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, BCH/HMS, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

Every post-doc at some point during their scientific career tried to repeat a previously published discovery but failed to replicate their findings. A survey of 1500 scientists, conducted by the journal Nature, stated that more than 70% of researchers failed in reproducing the results and more than half have failed in to reproduce their own results. This irreproducibility also has a hefty price tag, estimated at approximately $28,000,000,000 (US$28B)/year for preclinical research within life sciences alone. This replication crisis is an ongoing problem in science but new strategies to address this crisis have been initiated in the last years.


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