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Science  23 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6455, pp. 726-727
DOI: 10.1126/science.365.6455.726

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In science news around the world, dozens of plaintiffs sue Rockefeller University in New York City saying they were sexually abused by a former clinical researcher there. Two journals retract a total of 15 research papers that used transplanted organs because editors concluded they may have come from executed Chinese prisoners, in violation of international ethics standards. Purdue Pharma agrees to share thousands of proprietary drug candidates, blood samples, and other data with a newly established addiction research center at Oklahoma State University's medical complex in Tulsa; the drug company previously promised it a $177 million endowment after the state of Oklahoma alleged Purdue deceptively marketed addictive opioids. The University of Adelaide in Australia suspends evolutionary molecular biologist Alan Cooper, director of the university's esteemed Centre for Ancient DNA, as the result of an investigation into the lab's workplace culture, after allegations surfaced that he bullied lab members. Holden Thorp, a chemist who held top leadership positions at two major U.S. research universities and champions interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurship, was named as the next editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals.

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