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Scientists at the biotechnology firm Amgen recently attempted to confirm the findings of 53 prominent peer-reviewed papers that presented the results of lab experiments related to cancer drugs. What portion of these studies did the scientists confirm?

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The scientists confirmed 6% of these studies, despite the fact that "when findings could not be reproduced, an attempt was made to contact the original authors, discuss the discrepant findings, exchange reagents and repeat experiments under the authors' direction, occasionally even in the laboratory of the original investigator."

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