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Schneider Shorts 30.04.2021

Schneider Shorts 30 April 2021: a stupid Neanderthals study, Sputnik V meltdown, German anti-maskers in MDPI, and probably the most unethical COVID-19 clinical trial.

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How Lopez-Otin et al mocked data policy at Nature Cell Biology

Elite journal Nature Cell Biology (NCB) requests deposition of raw data, in particular original scans of western blots and other gel analyses. Spanish star cancer researcher Carlos López-Otín, winner of 2017 Nature Mentoring Award, instead deposited whatever odd gel picture his lab had available, counting that nobody will bother to check. Yet readers did.