Three Asian MD Anderson scientists purged in wake of NIH-directed investigations on data violations
In the first public instance of a US biomedical institution sanctioning its own researchers for alleged threats of foreign influence, MD Anderson Cancer Cancer Center is ousting three scientists it says who have violated conflict of interest policies.
The prestigious Houston research hospital has initiated the termination processes in response to NIH letters requesting that it look into the conduct of specific researchers. The actions also follow some ongoing engagement with the FBI that dated back at least two years, according to the Houston Chronicle and Science, which first reported the news.
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