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by ATinNM on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 07:39:01 PM EST
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His co-author, Ivan Oransky, said many of the retractions involved post-doctoral students who produced unreliable data. It is not clear whether the competitive nature of science puts pressure on the students to cut corners, or whether the laboratory chief creates an atmosphere that induces cheating, Dr. Oransky said.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 09:14:22 PM EST
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