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Singapore Trial Halted, British Scientist Fired

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Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 233
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5617.233a

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A scathing report has led to the sudden removal of a well-known British epilepsy researcher as the director of the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in Singapore. But Simon Shorvon says that the inquiry into his conduct during a clinical trial involving patients with Parkinson's disease misrepresents what happened.