Apathy, Outrage Accompany Leak Of Unofficial Report On Gallo Case

Document questions conduct of HIV researcher and NIH,but many grass-roots scientistssay they are tiring of the case. ROBERT GALLO: The NIH researcher calls the subcommittee report "bizarre" and a personal attack on him. Grass-roots scientists have had a muted response to the underground release of an investigative report on alleged misconduct by National Institutes of Health HIV researcher Robert C. Gallo prepared by a former majority congressman's staff. Notwithstanding the relative lack of

Paul Kefalides
Apr 2, 1995


Document questions conduct of HIV researcher and NIH,but many grass-roots scientistssay they are tiring of the case.

ROBERT GALLO: The NIH researcher calls the subcommittee report "bizarre" and a personal attack on him.
Grass-roots scientists have had a muted response to the underground release of an investigative report on alleged misconduct by National Institutes of Health HIV researcher Robert C. Gallo prepared by a former majority congressman's staff. Notwithstanding the relative lack of attention given the matter by the scientific community at large, those mentioned unfavorably in the unofficial report have voiced outrage that it was made available to the public at all.

At the same time, several outspoken scientists believe the report represents a successful mission to determine what happened in the decade-long series of events surrounding the misconduct charges. They are hoping that their efforts to disseminate the text will eventually spur action by science leaders.

In general,...