Bit of a Specter

Ohio State University's Carlo Croce is facing a new set of research misconduct allegations, the New York Times reports.

Over the years, Croce has received millions in grants, numerous awards, and published dozens upon dozens of papers. He's published on the role of genes in cancer development and, more recently, on the role of microRNAs in cancer. Croce is known for making broad claims about his findings, the Times says.

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