Month: August 2015

ToxCast and ToxPI: Emerging Tools for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century

ToxCast and ToxPI: Emerging Tools for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century

Hindsight is always 20/20, especially in the field of science. Given what we know now, it seems crazy that people used to think the world was flat. The realm of toxicology is filled with similar stories (see “pregnancy-boosting” DES and super-insecticide DDT). In the mid-twentieth…

The Trouble with Reproducibility in Science

As scientists, many of us have read a paper, been inspired by the glamorous data, carefully followed the methods section in order to replicate the results in our own hands, and failed to validate the original results. I’ve often attributed these issues to my own…