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Nobel laureate Yamanaka denies image manipulation in 2000 paper

Original commentary by BEI Young Professionals Olivette Burton MBe MSW Asking for forgiveness rather than permission is, unfortunately, becoming a recurring international theme in the world of biomedical research.  Questions surrounding trust and integrity in science inevitably become more difficult for honest champions of research to answer convincingly.  Some of my previous work has been dedicated […]

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Manslaughter conviction for ‘negligent breastfeeding’ puts other mums at risk

(The Guardian) A genetic defect may be the real culprit in the case of a woman taking painkillers whose baby died of a morphine overdose. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA On Thursday last week, a South Carolina jury convicted Stephanie Greene, a 39-year old nurse, of killing her six-week-old daughter by administering a morphine overdose in her breast […]

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