Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Novartis, which bought the biotech firm in 2018, announced that the company’s top scientists have left, and news reports say it’s because they were involved in using manipulated data to get the gene therapy Zolgensma approved.
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data

Novartis, which bought the biotech firm in 2018, announced that the company’s top scientists have left, and news reports say it’s because they were involved in using manipulated data to get the gene therapy Zolgensma approved.

Novartis, which bought the biotech firm in 2018, announced that the company’s top scientists have left, and news reports say it’s because they were involved in using manipulated data to get the gene therapy Zolgensma approved.

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Some Data Backing Novartis Gene-Therapy Approval Manipulated: FDA
Some Data Backing Novartis Gene-Therapy Approval Manipulated: FDA
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 7, 2019
The agency is now evaluating the implications of the corrupted data behind Zolgensma and whether to “take action” against the pharmaceutical company.
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 15, 2018
Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2018
Anne Peyroche, who was removed as interim head of France’s National Center for Scientific Research in January, committed scientific misconduct, according to the French Academy of Sciences.
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2018
Olivier Voinnet and Patrice Dunoyer face consequences for misconduct that led to the retractions of numerous high-profile papers.
Third Retraction for Harvard Cancer Biologist
Third Retraction for Harvard Cancer Biologist
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 25, 2018
The move follows two major corrections to a 2011 Nature paper, in which researchers demonstrated that a natural compound selectively kills cancer cells.
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2018
The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jan 23, 2018
Anne Peyroche has been acting president of the French science organization since last October.
Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct
Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2016
Are scores of British scientists faking data and plagiarizing?
Chemist Sues University Again
Chemist Sues University Again
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2016
Suvi Orr has filed suit against the University of Texas for the second time in two years in an attempt to prevent the school from revoking her PhD.