Happy medical science accidents

Link: Spoonful of Medicine: Happy accidents.

Intrigued by why the most popular Yahoo item yesterday was a story about a new cancer drug, Apoorva Mandevilli of Spoonful of Medicine (the Nature Medicine blog) followed up. She unveiled a tale of author modesty and unforced honesty, media stupidity, and PR energy. Read on at the link above — an insightful vignette of how much relation what you read in the media about scientific discoveries bears to the reality.

(Debra, if you read this, hope you like my comma in the list above.)