British doctor fabricated results of a non-existent experiment, US body finds

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2839 (Published 18 April 2012)
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  1. Clare Dyer
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A British ophthalmologist who headed a US laboratory involved in pioneering stem cell research fabricated the results of a non-existent pilot experiment in applying for two federal grants, the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has found.

Peter Francis, who has resigned from his job as associate professor and director of the Translational Clinical Trials Center at Oregon Health and Science University’s Casey Eye Institute, was granted permanent US residency on the basis of the country’s national interest in attracting clinical researchers. In 2002, while still in Britain, he won the National Research prize for …

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