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students will look at the Seralini case study which starts with a controversial publication in Food and Chemical Toxicology (Séralini et al., 2012). After giving sufficient background to the scientific issues and arguments surrounding the case through a short literature review, the essay will analyse the various ways the case was communicated to the public against the scientific communications published throughout the peer-reviewed literature. Students will take a critical look at the peer review process and, in this case, at retraction and republication.

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