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Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
John R. Thomas Jr. | Dec 1, 2015
Warning signs that scandal might be brewing in your lab
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2015
There’s more to inheritance than genes.
Report: Plant Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Tracy Vence | Jul 10, 2015
Investigators find that RNAi researcher Olivier Voinnet willfully misrepresented data published in several journals.
Vaccine Fraudster Gets Jail Time
Bob Grant | Jul 6, 2015
The researcher who spiked rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an HIV vaccine look more effective is sentenced to 57 months in prison and must repay his National Institutes of Health grant.
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Jef Akst | Jun 29, 2015
releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.
Retractions Often Due to Plagiarism: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2015
The number of plagiarism-based retractions has grown since the advent of detection software, according to a BioMed Central analysis.
Artificial Trachea Researcher Found Guilty of Misconduct
Bob Grant | May 21, 2015
An independent investigator says that the surgeon misrepresented the truth in papers about artificial trachea transplants.
Judge: PubPeer Users Remain Anonymous
Kerry Grens | Mar 6, 2015
A Michigan judge denies a request to reveal the identities of commenters on the post-publication review website.
HIV Scientist Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Bob Grant | Feb 26, 2015
A former Iowa State University researcher faces up to 10 years in prison for faking data involving a study of an HIV vaccine.
Top Science Scandals of 2014
Jef Akst | Dec 25, 2014
The stem cell that never was; post-publication peer review website faces legal trouble; biosecurity breaches at federal labs