The University of Wisconsin-Madison has revoked a scientist's laboratory privileges for five years and paid a $40,000 sanction over unauthorized experiments involving a dangerous strain of bacteria.
UW suspends scientist over unauthorized experiment
The school released details of the research misconduct case involving Gary Splitter, a professor of animal health and biomedical sciences.
A university investigation found Splitter's lab conducted unapproved experiments involving Brucella, a bacteria that can infect cattle and humans and is highly regulated by the federal government.
The investigation said the unauthorized experiments introduced genes to the bacteria that could have compromised an antibiotic used to control the disease.
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