Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stapel Gets Nailed (but not very hard)

Diederik Stapel is the Dutch social psychologist who admitted to fabricating data in as may as 30 published papers. His story is told in a fascinating article published in the NY Times magazine in April (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/diederik-stapels-audacious-academic-fraud.html). He admitted to fabricating

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WI-38 vs HeLa: Suspended Animation versus Immortality

Almost anyone who does tissue culture is familiar with the two cell lines that have produced enough cells to build a mountain. These are HeLa, recently the subject of a fascinating best-seller by Rebecca Skloot entitled The Immortal Life of

Posted in ethical concerns, news item

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