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The Cost Of Sloppy Science

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“Would you like to donate a dollar to [fill in the blank] research?” The question is asked to us constantly. And while some of these funds power medical advancements, science journalist Richard Harris reports that often these dollars are thrown away on ill-conceived experiments. He joins us to talk about the problem, which he writes about in “Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions” (Basic Books).