What alarm bells? I have no idea neither, how this will turn out. The only hint is what Mindy Kitei reported some time ago, but that's no guarantee of any kind. What gives me some hope is that the info was leaked before. If the paper now was published with a new conclusion Dr. Alter would not be looking very good. He has had such a great career. Would he really want this? To look like some sort of amateur that has made a major mistake and was only kept from publishing a wrong study by his superiors? It's just hard to imagine that there will be a study that gives us all we want and starts this big avalanche that we are waiting for, but in my opinion, it seems more likely than the other outcome.