More Fakery

Data in two papers and one doctoral thesis out of Peter Chen's lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich were manipulated, reports Chemical & Engineering News. Chen's lab and other labs were not able to reproduce the data from those two papers, published in 2000 in the Journal of Chemical Physics, and in January Chen asked the school to start an inquiry.

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