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Science  11 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5630, pp. 150
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5630.150b

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BERLIN-- On 3 July, the DFG, Germany's science funding agency, announced that its scientific misconduct commission had uncovered only technical flaws in a paper by neuroscientist Heinz Breer of the University of Hohenheim. A day later, a committee at the University of Konstanz examining the work of disgraced physicist Jan Hendrik Schön found inconsistencies in several papers Schön published during his studies there, but no proof that he had deliberately manipulated data.