While the ability to reproduce published results is generally recognized as a defining characteristic of science, in recent years there has been a growing realization many published biomedical research findings cannot be repeated outside of the laboratories that originally produced them.
Papers addressing reproducibility issues
Begley, C.G. and L.M. Ellis, Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature, 2012. 483(7391): 531-3.
Prinz, F., T. Schlange, and K. Asadullah, Believe it or not: how much can we rely on published data on potential drug targets? Nat Rev Drug Discov, 2011. 10(9): 712.
Carp, J., Better living through transparency: improving the reproducibility of fMRI results through comprehensive methods reporting. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 2013. 13(3): 660-6.
Collins, F.S. and L.A. Tabak, Policy: NIH plans to enhance reproducibility. Nature, 2014. 505(7485): 612-3. [PMCID:PMC4058759].
McNutt, M., Raising the bar. Science, 2014. 345(6192): 9.
Chruszcz, M., et al., Unmet challenges of structural genomics. Curr Opin Struct Biol, 2010. 20(5): 587-97. [PMCID:PMC3017768].
Cheng, Q.D., et al. Effect of the weather conditions during solution preparation on lysozyme crystallization J. Appl. Cryst. (2017). 50, 1341-1351 link