Friday, March 03, 2006


Misconduct claim fuels dispute among "wrist-walker" researchers

In a surprise twist to the already bizarre case of a syndrome whose victims walk on all fours, claims of research misconduct have fueled a bitter dispute among the scientists studying it.

The clash stems in part merely from differing theories on the condition, which the researchers say might shed light on human origins, and which one terms a possible 'devolution.'

But intellectual skirmish has itself devolved into raw personal battle, pitting a relatively little-known Turkish researcher against three internationally known U.K. scientists.

[Backwards walking]

See: In the News: Reverse/Backward Human Evolution

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