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Nature 583, 342 (2020)


Updates & Corrections

  • Clarification 08 July 2020: The story has been updated with a direct quote from Heather Pierce that more accurately reflects her opinion.

  • Correction 09 July 2020: The story stated that the Office of Inspector General made recommendations to the National Science Foundation about non-criminal cases and referred criminal cases to the FBI. The office has since contacted Nature to clarify that administrative recommendations are often made during the course of ongoing investigations to protect NSF funds. It refers criminal and civil cases to the US Department of Justice.The story has also been updated to clarify Steven Chu's statement.


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