And Again

When it comes to retractions, former Duke University researcher Anil Potti is the gift that keeps on giving.

As fans of scientific malfeasance no doubt recall, Potti left Duke in 2010 amidst allegations that he had manipulated data in several lung cancer biomarker studies. Duke suspended Potti (who has since taken a job at the Cancer Center of North Dakota) along with clinical trials stemming from his research.

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