Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong.
Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a “crisis in science”

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No one knows. Data collection on maternal deaths is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government no longer even publishes an official death rate

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Oregon was the first state to allow patients with terminal illnesses to request medications that would end their lives

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When a doctor tells a patient that she has cancer and has just a year left to live, that patient often hears very little afterward. It’s as though the physician said “cancer” and then “blah, blah, blah.”

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