Karl Illmensee: NIH Withdraws Research Grant
Nature. 1984 Jun 28; 309(5971): 738.
Karl Illmensee, an embryologist at the University of Geneva accused of falsifying nuclear manipulation experiments in mice, has lost his National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Neither NIH nor an international commission of inquiry was able to draw any firm conclusions about fabrication, but the commission found errors and discrepancies in Illmensee's records that cast "grave doubt" on the validity of his experiments. Further grants from NIH must await validation by Illmensee of the disputed results. (KIE abstract)