This essay appeared in the September 1, 2008 issue of The Scientist (thanks to investigator Carol Morton for bringing it to our attention):
My Favorite Fraud
A paper I read more than 25 years ago taught me a lesson I’ll never forget.
By Steven Wiley
…I was a member of a weekly journal club that discussed the latest papers in the field of cell signaling and growth control. All presenters were to provide an assessment of the technical rigor as well as the importance of papers. In the summer of 1982, however, we encountered a paper that was far out of the ordinary…. Thankfully, fraud this outlandish is rare in biology.
Read the whole thing in The Scientist.