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Yes, Doctoring Photos for a Research Paper Is Still Frowned Upon

According to this newswire article, the University of Missouri-Columbia last week announced that it had completed an investigation of postdoc Kaushik Deb and determined that the scientist had in fact doctored pictures of mouse embryos that appeared with a research paper in Science. Last Friday, the journal retracted the paper, which had been published in February 2006. The school's investigation cleared project co-authors of any association with the photo alteration.

 

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.