from The Georgia Public Policy Foundation Friday Facts 7/7/17

Academia gone rogue: In a whistleblower lawsuit, Duke University admitted its in-house investigators believe a former lab tech falsified or fabricated data that went into 29 medical research reports over eight years. Duke and some professors are accused of using the phony data to fraudulently obtain federal research grants and trying to cover up the fraud. The grants compromised were reportedly worth $112.8 million to Duke and $120.9 million to other institutions. Source: Raleigh News & Observer 


Yet we still believe private (commercial) research funding is tainted and Federal research fund is not. Somehow money does not corrupt the process unless it comes from commercial sources.