At Retraction Watch:
The suicide earlier this week of Yoshiki Sasai, one of the scientists who worked on the now-discredited STAP stem cell work, was a startling and sobering reminder to the research community and the public that misconduct can take a heavy human toll – even on people like Sasai, whom by all accounts only had the misfortune of working with a dishonest colleague.
Yes, that’s the trouble. The people hardest hit are not necessarily the people who did bad stuff.
And no one means it to come to this! Look, it isn’t worth suicide. (Anyway, you probably won’t die.)
In ten years, no one will care, including you. So why?
Okay, if we are past that, in a given case:
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