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Science  06 Jan 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6064, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6064.19-a

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This week's Newsmakers are pathology professor Vincent Dammai of the Medical University of South Carolina, who is accused of harvesting stem cells from umbilical cords without any oversight and selling them illegally; Craig Thompson, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from the cancer center he used to head; and John Grunsfeld, who this week became head of NASA's $5 billion science mission directorate.