Crack down on scientific fraudsters

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 1:57 a.m.

Dong-Pyou Han needed impressive lab results to help his team at Iowa State University move forward with its work on an AIDS vaccine--and to continue receiving millions of dollars in federal grants. So Han did what many scientists are probably tempted to do, but don't: He faked the tests, spiking rabbit blood with human proteins to make it appear that the animals were responding to the vaccine to fight HIV.

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