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Research methods/Observational studies/Controlled trials

Kay Frydenborg introduces her middle-grade book, Wild Horse Scientists, about the horses of Assateague Island and the people who study and work with them.
In the midst of a “crisis” in the ability to replicate the results of laboratory research, a European consortium has conducted a large-scale animal study that closely mimics a human clinical trial.
As new drugs and medical devices make their way through the FDA’s approval process at an accelerated rate, research on their safety and efficacy is not always as rigorous as it should be, experts cautioned at a AAAS event.