Monday, November 15, 2010

The Scientist discusses two science fraud cases

#1. Approximately 20 distinguished professors [in Greece] may have siphoned money to themselves by publishing fake studies and creating invoices, then purchasing luxury cars and property.

#2. The journal Science had already published a “notice to readers,” in which it announced it was tweaking the wording of the abstract regarding predictions of longevity, and said the authors were reanalyzing their data to check for genotyping errors. Now Science has issued an official “editorial expression of concern” about the July paper that asserted a select group of genetic markers associated with longevity.

It was not so long ago that the journal Science was completely tricked by the Hwang Woo Suk fraud. Peer review does not protect against fraud.


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