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People In The News

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Anil Potti, the Duke University cancer researcher who falsely claimed he was a Rhodes Scholar and who is accused of faking some cancer research, has resigned from the school.

Huntington Willard , director of Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, confirmed the resignation in an e-mail to the institute's staff.

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