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Suit Alleges Misuse of Peer Review

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Science  22 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5244, pp. 1912-1914
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5244.1912


A lawsuit, headed for trial in Seattle next year, centers on a claim that researchers at one company used confidential information from a paper one of the researchers reviewed for Nature in their own research. The trial—if it takes place—could focus on what rules govern the use of information in papers that are sent out for peer review.