Honor Rescinded

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has decided against making chemist Patrick Harran a fellow, according to Nature News.

The University of California, Los Angeles' Harran was among the 347 researchers elected to be a fellow in 2015, but the chemistry section of the society voted not to move ahead with his nomination due to the 2008 death of his lab assistant Sheharbano Sangji in a chemical fire in his lab.

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