Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Rogue Biochemist
Behind a terse retraction note in Nature is a remarkable story of a top Czech biochemist who repeatedly broke into the lab refrigerator to tamper with samples; he was caught when his colleagues set up a hidden camera in the lab. His university's ethics committee called his tampering "dangerous and irresponsible deviations from accepted practice." But he made it into Nature before he was caught.