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Part of the blame when young scientists go astray may be assigned to their mentors, says a study in the September Science and Engineering Ethics journal. The authors found that of 45 trainees who committed research misconduct, three-quarters of their mentors had never looked at their results and two-thirds of the mentors never taught them how to keep a proper lab notebook.

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