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Whistleblower Neuroscientist Exposes Two Decades of Alzheimer’s Research as Fraud

Neuroscientist Matthew Schrag of Vanderbilt University set the world of Alzheimer’s research on fire by launching an investigation that discredited one of the key studies of the disease – a 2006 study upon which a great deal of subsequent research was based. On Thursday, Science magazine blew the scandal into orbit by concluding that some of the visual evidence included in the 2006 study was deliberately doctored, an overture to what could be one of the worst cases of scientific fraud in history.

In this file photo, a woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, holds the hand of a relative on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in Angervilliers, eastern France. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: China May Soon Release Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui — sentenced to three years in prison in December 2019 for “illegal medical practice” after using the CRISPR gene-editing system to alter the DNA of human embryos — may be “released” from prison in the “near future,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

(INSET: Internal view of a human fetus - approx. 10 weeks) Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018. - Organisers of a conference that has been upended by gene-edited baby revelations are holding their breath as …

India Claims to Be Developing Anti-Omicron mRNA Vaccine

India’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is allegedly working to develop an “omicron-specific” Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate based on mRNA technology that could be available to the public as soon as February, Reuters reported on Monday citing an unnamed company spokesman who confirmed the development via text message.

A healthcare worker administers a shot of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara (Sikh temple), in Dubai on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)