The Macchiarini Scandal: When The Surgeon Met The Rapper

One of the biggest science scandals of recent years is the ongoing downfall of Paolo Macchiarini, the Swiss surgeon who transplanted stem-cell enhanced artifical tracheas into a number of patients.

Macchiarini was a superstar, a professor at Sweden’s prestigious Karolinksa Institute (KI), widely hailed as a medical pioneer. But allegations of scientific misconduct have been building, and a Swedish documentary recently revealed that the clinical outcome of many of Macchiarini’s transplants

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