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Men commit scientific fraud much more often than women

Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than their female counterparts, according to analysis co-led by researchers at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

“The fact that misconduct occurs across all stages of career development suggests that attention to ethical aspects of scientific conduct should not be limited to those in training, as is the current practice,” said senior author Arturo Casadevall of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is editor-in-chief of the online journal mBio, in which the work was published on 22 January.

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