16 November 2009

A bit of TMQ

Tuesday Morning Quarterback (who is apparently a jackass in his personal life) used to always bemoan chicken coaches who punted in situations where a bold gamble on 4th down was statistically more likely to succeed. While Coach B has been excoriated for his decision in last weekend's loss to the Colts, Freakonomics guru Steve Levitt disagrees.

Gut disorder 'blamed on leaks'

So says the BBC's coverage of my latest paper, which just came out in Nature Genetics. Someone needs to have a word with their science headline writer.