Scientists' Small Errors in Managing Research Grants Can Mean Big Penalties

Douglas Graham, Roll Call Photos, Newscom

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, and other legislators have taken a strong interest in efforts by federal grant-making agencies, like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, to attack research fraud.
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It sounds like a mathematical word problem gone wrong.

James M. Fadool, an associate professor of biology at Florida State University, got a federal grant of more than $300,000 to study eye defects using zebra-fish. Some of that money went to pay...

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