A spate of research fraud and misconduct cases have caught people's attention "because scientists are supposed to occupy a moral high ground when it comes to the search for truth about nature," writes Alok Jha at The Guardian. While science is supposed to be a self-correcting exercise, Jha adds that those corrections can be slow to arise and in the meantime can mislead scores of researchers.

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