Mad cows, bats and baby milk

The intrinsic conflict between the mandated need to inform the public of potential health hazards and the need of the media for sensational headlines is threatening to compromise the scientific process.


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Ashby, J. Mad cows, bats and baby milk. Nature 382, 109 (1996).

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