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The Men of Misconduct

After reviewing US Office of Research Integrity misconduct reports issued since 1994, the University of Washington's Ferric Fang, Joan Bennett at Rutgers University, and Arturo Casadevall from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that 88 percent of faculty members who committed fraud were male as were 69 percent of postdocs, 58 percent of students, and 42 percent of other research personnel, as they write in mBio.

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