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[Correspondence] The impact of preprint on media reporting of science

We note with interest that The Lancet has begun a trial of preprint submissions (June 23, p 2482).1 At the Science Media Centre we appreciate the potential benefits of preprint to the research process, but we are concerned about possible unforeseen effects on the public’s understanding of science.