2nd paper - Blake Yocom Freshman Seminar Professor Goldberg...

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Blake Yocom Freshman Seminar Professor Goldberg 16 February 2006 Scientific Fraud and Misconduct Introduction Throughout history there has been a general consensus that scientific discovery is both beneficial and necessary. Science has improved the quality of life for humans around the globe. If not for Alexander Fleming and his discovery of Penicillin in 1928 many fatalities may still occur due to infections (1). The research by James Watson and Francis Crick in the 1950s led to the understanding of DNA structure. Today, DNA is vital in criminal investigation, the study of heredity and historical inquiry (2). Without the scientific discoveries of years past, it is unfathomable to imagine our current standard of living and way of life. It is easy to take for granted the positive scientific advancements of yesterday and forget about the future at hand. With the rise of research in genetics, stem cells, and plethora of other subjects, what tomorrow brings is unknown. It is absolutely vital to produce scientific research that is sound, peer-reviewed, and ethical. Without these norms, consequences will undoubtedly
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