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The right to be wrong

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2008, 9:102  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-2-102

Published: 29 February 2008

Nothing holds science back longer than clinging to what should not be clung to, and all too often it’s fear, fear of the consequences of having made a mistake, that keeps ideas around long past their expiration date.