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Court Orders Stanford Expert to Surrender Manuscript

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Science  06 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5954, pp. 780-781
DOI: 10.1126/science.326_780b

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A Stanford University professor is fighting to keep his unpublished book manuscript out of the hands of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, which subpoenaed it after he testified as an expert witness for smokers who are suing the company. Last month, Stanford asked the court to reject the company's demand, saying that it could have a "chilling effect" on researchers serving as expert witnesses.