This year is shaping up as unusually rancorous in the scientific establishment’s eternal grappling with conflict of interest. In some of the most august journals of research, the topic has aroused accusations, denials, sharp exchanges, and mea culpas, with the din overflowing into the popular press. It’s contended that scientific More

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