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Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research

By: John D'Angelo

112 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Paperback | Apr 2012 | #196645 | ISBN-13: 9781439840863
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About this book

Providing the tools necessary for a robust debate, this book explains various forms of scientific misconduct and describes real ethical controversies that have occurred in science. The first part of the book includes a description of a variety of ethical violations, why they occur, how they are handled, and what can be done to prevent them along with a discussion of the peer-review process. The second part of the book presents real-life case studies that review the known facts and allows readers to decide for themselves whether an ethical violation has occurred and what should be done.


- Ethical Violations: What Are They and Why Do They Occur?
- How Do We Catch and Handle Them?
- How Do We Prevent Them?
- Embargoes and The Peer Review Process
- Problems with Peer-Review

- Watson and Crick and DNA
- Fake Element from Berkley
- Holton and FSU
- Woodward and Quinine: Was He Really First?
- Chiranjeevi's Massive 70 Paper Fraud
- Floyd Landis Accusations Against Drug Testing Lab
- The Hepatotoxicity of Telithromycin
- Data Quality Issues: Erroneous Data or References Reported
- Patents and IP 1: Srinvasan Feels Swindled
- Data Fabrication by KAIST S. Koreans: Two Papers Fabricated
- Selective Interpretation of Results: Healthy People Cost More than Not
- Several Things in Japan 1: Irreproducible Results on RNA
- Cardova Stealing Results from Dept. Seminars to Pass Off as His Own
- Corey vs. Woodward-Pericyclic Reactions
- Jim LeClair and Hexacyclinol-alleged Fabricated Results
- Damadian Feels Slighted to be Left Out of Nobel Prize for MRI
- Conflicts of Interest at NIH
- Petit and ASU
- Several Things in Japan 2: Sugino Fabrication and Modification of DNA Data
- Microfossil Controversy: Earliest Life on Earth Battle between Two Groups
- Molecule Based Circuit Controversy
- Conflicting Groups Dispute Claims over Identity of an Atom in an Enzyme
- Hwang and Fraudulent Stem Cell Results
- Several Things in Japan 3: Matsumoto Misuse of Research Funds
- Patents and IP 2: Yale Wins Patent Back From Fenn (Nobel Laureate)
- Cold Fusion
- "Fake" Drs. In Germany
- 1997 Red River Flood
- Mirkin and Schwartz
- David Baltimore
- Bubble Fusion: Fraud Concluded by a Committee

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John D' Angelo is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

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