COVID-19’s Origins Need Further Investigation, Say Scientists
COVID-19’s Origins Need Further Investigation, Say Scientists
A letter signed by 18 researchers argues that hypotheses about zoonotic spillover or accidental lab release both “remain viable” in the absence of additional evidence.
COVID-19’s Origins Need Further Investigation, Say Scientists
COVID-19’s Origins Need Further Investigation, Say Scientists

A letter signed by 18 researchers argues that hypotheses about zoonotic spillover or accidental lab release both “remain viable” in the absence of additional evidence.

A letter signed by 18 researchers argues that hypotheses about zoonotic spillover or accidental lab release both “remain viable” in the absence of additional evidence.

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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
Interim Report on Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Scrapped by WHO
Interim Report on Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Scrapped by WHO
Lisa Winter | Mar 5, 2021
Instead, the full report will be available in mid-March.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Max Kozlov | Sep 23, 2020
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.
Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2020
The US Department of Education is looking into allegations that the institutions failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts from other countries.
KU Leuven Investigates Whether Stem Cell Scientist Falsified Data
KU Leuven Investigates Whether Stem Cell Scientist Falsified Data
Catherine Offord | Dec 10, 2019
Papers from Catherine Verfaillie’s lab have been drawing fire for years.
Financial Aid Recipients Breaking Funding Rules: Investigation
Financial Aid Recipients Breaking Funding Rules: Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 22, 2019
Many early-career clinical scientists receiving support through the NIH’s Loan Repayment Program have accepted disallowed industry funding, Science reveals.
University of Kentucky to Fire Professors for Research Misconduct
University of Kentucky to Fire Professors for Research Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 26, 2019
The institution completed an internal investigation into two professors and a staff researcher for duplicating images and fudging data.
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019
The FDA and the university have audited Kang Zhang for breaches in bioethics and a failure to follow research protocols.
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019
An independent investigation ordered by the university finds that at least eight additional students were sexually harassed by D. Eugene Redmond Jr.
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.
Two Professors Leave Johns Hopkins over Misconduct
Two Professors Leave Johns Hopkins over Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 24, 2019
The university investigated faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and the School of Medicine for sexual harassment, firing one and recommending another be fired.
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
Police are investigating “possible policy breaches” at the National Microbiology Laboratory.
University Releases Reports from Investigation of Prominent Geneticist
University Releases Reports from Investigation of Prominent Geneticist
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019
A panel finds David Latchman’s “recklessness in the conduct” of the lab and his involvement as an author on problematic papers facilitated the misconduct.
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2019
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Catherine Offord | May 24, 2019
This marks the second known instance in which an institution has acted on NIH’s concern about foreign influence over US-based researchers.
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 23, 2019
An analysis of misconduct investigations finds first authors are more likely to commit transgressions, suggesting they should be held accountable for the integrity of the work.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2018
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.