Ah, science. The pursuit of knowledge, the uncovering of mysteries, the promise of progress. But with great power comes great responsibility, as a wise man on his deathbed once said, and sometimes, that responsibility is not taken as seriously as it should be. This list of shame is a testament to the scientists who have done just that and treated their research like a game in which anything goes, and have instead chosen to deceive and manipulate research results for their own gain. 

From Jan Hendrik Schön to Anil Potti, these are the stories of the scientists who have made promises that could not be fulfilled, who have lied and cheated their way to fame and fortune and/or to poverty and disgrace, and who have caused lasting damage to their fields of research. Read on, and be amazed at the lengths some scientists will go to in order to get ahead.

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