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Texas Scientist Admits Falsifying Results

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Science  13 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5490, pp. 245-246
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5490.245a

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A University of Texas (UT) immunologist has admitted to federal officials that he falsified research results over at least a 5-year period, leaving a trail of retracted papers and disgruntled collaborators. The scientist, who resigned and has been barred from receiving federal research grants, was found to have repeatedly duped colleagues by spiking test tubes with doses of a radioactive marker that produced positive results, according to detailed reports by UT and federal investigators.

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