Nature, a family of leading science journals, has published a number of wary editorials,one warning that while “we applaud and fully support the injection of more private money into science,” the financing could also “skew research” toward fields more trendy than central.

From the Times today.

The idea that private funding is a problem in science and drives research in trendy subjects, not intellectual blindness, grant review committees, and fancy journals that promote unscientific and poorly controlled work in trendy fields is ludicrous.

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