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Study determines that men more likely to commit science fraud

Male scientists are more likely to commit scientific fraud than their female peers, according to a study released by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Yeshiva University in New York City.

The study, which reviewed 228 cases of scientific misconduct, found male scientists were more likely to commit fraud no matter the stage of their career, from trainees to senior faculty. In all, 65 percent of the fraud cases reviewed were perpetrated by males. Arturo Casadevall, the senior author of the study, said the findings show that ethical aspects should be included in all stages of career development, not just toward trainees.