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Under the microscope

Recent revelations of fraud have caused some editors of scientific journals to rethink their responsibilities. But can journal editors be muckrakers?

January 22, 2006

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By Peter Dizikes EARLIER THIS month, the journal Science formally retracted two papers by South Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk and his colleagues, whose claims about creating stem cell lines from cloned human embryos were revealed to be false. In December, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) declared that a report it published in 2000 on the painkiller Vioxx ... (Full article: 1327 words)

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