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17 November 2010

US scientists commit most research fraud

A new study has found that nearly 800 research papers were retracted by medical journals for serious errors or faked data over the past decade, many authored by US researchers.

A new study finds that nearly 800 research papers were retracted by medical journals for serious errors or faked data over the past decade, many of them authored by US researchers.

"We need to be careful," Steen said. "Some scientists perceive a paper in a high-impact journal as a doorway to fame and fortune and some are willing to fake data to walk through that doorway."

 
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