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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

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.