This is ridiculous! Everybody knows that scientists would never fudge their data or lie about their findings because - Science! Sort of like Michael Mann would never have fudged data to create the "hockey stick" graph that proves that human activity during the past 70 years caused Mann-made global warming. That sort of thing just doesn't happen, because they're Scientists. Oh, wait:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports.
Dong-Pyou Han, 58, also must pay $7.2 million to a federal government agency that funded the research. He entered a plea agreement in February admitting guilt to two counts of making false statements.
This is why we need to get government out of the granting business. Pasteur didn't rely on government grants to fund his research, and serious scientists don't require grants either.