Former U Of North Dakota Professor Accused Of 'Manipulating' Research Data

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A cancer researcher with ties to the UND School of Medicine was the subject of a CBS “60 Minutes” report called “Deception at Duke.”

Dr. Anil Potti has resigned from Duke University and faces an investigation for scientific misconduct following conclusions that he “manipulated data” involving what once appeared to be breakthrough cancer research, according to the CBS report, which aired Sunday.

At Duke, Potti was regarded by colleagues as a rising star with a reputation for modesty and diligence. He was born in India and received a college degree in his native country in 1995.

His specialty was developing personalized treatments for patients with lung cancer.

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