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MIT Terminates Researcher Over Data Fabrication

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Science  04 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5749, pp. 758
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5749.758a

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A rising star at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the hot field of RNA interference was dismissed last week after admitting that he had fabricated and falsified data in grant applications, submitted manuscripts, and one published paper, the university reported in a statement.