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More Troubles For Authors of Controversial Acid-Bath Stem Cell Articles 99

bmahersciwriter writes "Reports early this year about a strikingly simple method for deriving pluripotent stem cells were met with amazement and deep skepticism, then claims that the experiments were not reproducible, then accusations of copied and manipulated figures. Now, the first author of one of the papers is being lambasted for having copied the first 20 pages of her doctoral thesis from an NIH primer on stem cells. And an adviser on her thesis committee says he was never asked to review it. Could this get any stranger? Probably!"
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More Troubles For Authors of Controversial Acid-Bath Stem Cell Articles

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  • by Ol Olsoc ( 1175323 ) on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @08:51AM (#46523761)

    When there is obvious chicanery involved and the experiments aren't reproducible, that is not science. Why does this story of science fiction get a science tag? It's not science if it's fake, folks. That's called fraud.

    Because the fraud - if it was - was done in the name of science.

    As a person of science, I am both angered by the apparent fraud, and very pleased that other scientists are going after the perps.

    This is the system working, and it is working well.

    Cold fusion, Piltdown man, recent anti-AGW work by shill organizations, and this. All frauds, all exposed.

    In a science based system, with worldwide research, the truth will out itself.

"We are on the verge: Today our program proved Fermat's next-to-last theorem." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982