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Description - Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris

"A rewarding read for anyone who wants to know the unvarnished truth about how science really gets done." - Financial Times

American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system--before it's too late.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781541644144
ISBN-10: 154164414X
Format: Paperback / softback
(141mm x 211mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 31-May-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Harris

Richard Harris is one of the nation's most-celebrated science journalists, covering science, medicine, and the environment for twenty-nine years for NPR, and the three-time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award. He lives in Washington, DC.

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