Over at The Scientist there's an article about how aftereffects of scientific misconduct —even after a scientist completed their term of disbarment imposed by the Office of Research Integrity — persist. In the age of Google, the article says, the reprimands received sometimes long ago are easily found and have lingering effects on that scientist's career.

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