Great story, Jon!
Nathan Goodman

Thanks Nathan. That’s a great question and one I thought about afterwards. The 2012 paper was short of details for legal reasons. In the presentation he gave at the NHMRC meeting, Begley listed the characteristics of replicable papers (blinding of researchers to condition seemed to be most critical). But the reason for failure wasn’t made explicit. I’ll chase that up and maybe update the article if it makes sense to do so.