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Nagendra Ningaraj, a former cancer researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is accused of tampering with data and images that appeared poster presentations and grant applications, says The Scientist. The Office of Research Integrity says that Ningarai swapped pictures of control and treated brain tumors and recycled old data as new data. According to The Scientist, Ningaraj, who is now at the Mercer University School of Medicine, has nether confirmed nor denied the allegations, though he has entered into a settlement agreement which prohibits him from partaking in research supported by the Public Health Service until the summer of 2012.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.