Making Sense of Non-Financial Competing Interests

  title={Making Sense of Non-Financial Competing Interests},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • PLoS Medicine
Imagine you’re a peer reviewer who’s received a request to referee a paper. The paper reports the results of a study using cell lines derived from an aborted fetus as a diagnostic tool in identifying certain viral infections. You are also a member of a religious organization morally opposed to fetal cell research. In your review, you raise questions about the study’s validity and methodology that might undermine the paper’s chance of publication. Imagine you’re an editor and you receive a paper… Expand
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