An investigation into misconduct at a research institution in Germany has been disrupted by a series of anonymous, accusatory emails and online posts, The Scientist reports. Silvia Bulfone-Paus, a researcher at the Research Center Borstel, noticed what could be data manipulations in some papers her group published and she brought them to the attention of officials who then started an investigation.

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