Everything We Know Is Wrong - BBC Radio 4

For all those who praise science and believe it does no wrong. I bet you didn’t know this. Think about this the next time science says something is ok for you to ingest.

Capitalism takes over Science

Nobel laureate leaves US cancer research project over corporate hijacking

Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp and six other leading scientists from Texas have walked out of a $3-billion cancer research project for ethical reasons, saying politicians have hijacked the study, placing commercial interests before science. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is one of the US’s biggest recipients of federal aid in its field. Now the CPRIT is being accused of making funding with a “suspicion of favoritism,” Sharp wrote in his resignation letter. Those who left say CPRIT commercializes projects by pumping out new drugs instead of funding good research.



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