Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Scientists use public databases to leap over scourge of publication bias

(Hiroshima University) Publication bias, or the tendency of researchers and journals to not publish uninteresting findings, plagues much of the natural sciences and especially biomedical research. Hiroshima University researchers have developed a meta-analytic technique exploiting publicly available transcriptome databases that avoids the problem -- and in so doing, discovered four genes previously unknown to be associated with responding to low-oxygen stress.