Friday, January 06, 2006

3-group race

This is my last post on brain studies of kids.

As far as I know, there are three groups that are actively recruiting and scanning kids. The group around Katrin Neumann at Frankfurt, Kate Watkins at Oxford, and Soo-Eun Chang at NIH. All three groups are linked to "scanning factories" with considerable experience and expertise. So the research should be of a high scientific standard.

Sofar, just Soo-Eun Change et al. have communicated preliminary findings, as I have discussed here and here.

Once all three have published papers, which as always might take years with the secretive, out-dated, time wasting and often pretty useless current peer review process (that could not even deter the significant fraud of Prof Hwang on stem cells), the fog will clear further, and we will have a much better understanding on how PDS works.

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