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The BSE saga is littered with scientists who were marginalized or attacked for speaking out. Although some – but not all – of these scientists were criticized for being alarmist, on the whole they have been proved chillingly correct in their analysis. If their voices had been heard and acted upon, we know that the BSE epidemic would have been very different. It might not have happened at all.