The science of doping

@article{Berry2008TheSO,
  title={The science of doping},
  author={Donald A. Berry},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={454},
  pages={692-693}
}
  • D. Berry
  • Published 6 August 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
The processes used to charge athletes with cheating are often based on flawed statistics and flawed logic, says Donald A. Berry. 
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