I ‘get’ wanting to be the first — but what’s the point if you aren’t right?
Seattle Times link: UW Researcher faked AIDS data
“Investigators found that Brodie falsified data in 15 instances — in published and unpublished journal articles, and grant proposals. The research in question included cellular responses to the HIV virus. . .
“The problem with things like this is that people build on someone else’s knowledge. It wastes money, it wastes time and it can lead science in a wrong direction,” Liggitt said. “Even the smallest misguidance can cripple a very large investigation.””
sad, sad, sad.