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A recent meta-analysis in PLoS One from Daniele Fanelli tries to put a number on how many scientists fake data or lie about their work, says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. The analysis says about 2 percent of researchers admit to doing shady things with their data. But the study's author also speculates on the reasons behind such malfeasance, suggesting it's perhaps due to financial pressures or lack of self-awareness.

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