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Are reviewers obstructing stem cell research?

Authors Binetruy B

Published 31 August 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 103—104


Bernard Binetruy

INSERM U626, Faculté de Médecine La Timone, Marseille, France

A current controversy in stem cell research was published on the BBC website recently. Some stem cell researchers have said that "they believe a small group of scientists is effectively vetoing high quality science from publication in journals". They strongly suspected some reviewers to be deliberately sending back negative comments or asking for unnecessary experiments. Nature editor, Dr Philip Campbell, has said that "this idea is utterly false".

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