How A Civil War-Era Law Is Being Used To Punish Scientific Fraudsters

Published: Jul 10, 2017

Duke University has been drawing a lot of attention in academia lately — not because of the stellar academics or solid basketball team, but because the university is at the heart of a potentially blockbuster lawsuit involving three of its scientists. The suit is the latest attempt to use a 19th-century law for relatively new purposes: putting universities on the hook for grant money that went to researchers found guilty of fraud.

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