Science isn't easy

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Human gene function publications that describe wrongly identified nucleotide sequence reagents are unacceptably frequent within the genetics literature

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Did you some insight about this?
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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34655304/
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Science is hard
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"I hate the way people casually use the term lizard brain. I will write a paper and submit it to a journal instead of writing a blog post."

Science!
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https://consequence.net/2022/02/elon-mu ... keys-died/
Out of a total of 23 monkeys implanted with Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain chips at the University of California Davis between 2017 and 2020, at least 15 reportedly died.

Via Business Insider and the New York Post, the news comes from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an animal-rights group that viewed over 700 pages of documents, veterinary records, and necropsy reports through a public records request at the university.

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Neuralink chips were implanted by drilling holes into the monkeys’ skulls. One primate developed a bloody skin infection and had to be euthanized. Another was discovered missing fingers and toes, “possibly from self-mutilation or some other unspecified trauma,” and had to be put down. A third began uncontrollably vomiting shortly after surgery, and days later “appeared to collapse from exhaustion/fatigue.” An autopsy revealed the animal suffered from a brain hemorrhage.
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Did they not research the implants that already exist?

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One would hope so. No specifics about the research appear to be available:

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-mu ... oup-2022-2
The PCRM also said it planned to file a lawsuit against UC Davis on Thursday, saying the university continues to withhold photographs and videos of the monkeys, as well as their animal ID numbers. Per a draft of the lawsuit shared with Insider, UC Davis says those materials belong to Neuralink, a private company.

The PCRM maintains that the materials should be disclosed to the public. "When you make use of these public facilities and these public resources, you forfeit your right to cloak the work you're doing from the public," Deborah Dubow, an associate general counsel for the PCRM, said.
I know nothing about such niceties. But I tend to agree that the talk of human trials is quite premature.