Forensics Friday: Can you spot the problem with this image?

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Thanks to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which is committed to educating authors on best practices in publishing, figure preparation, and reproducibility, we’re presenting the first of a new series, Forensics Friday.

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2 thoughts on “Forensics Friday: Can you spot the problem with this image?”

  1. Great sports, I love this!
    But it’s not only the twin nuclei – the focal depth seems to differ a lot between different parts the myogenin/tubulin image (you can look through a cell and see what’s behind it at 2 o’clock, for example), impossible in a confocal micrograph. This image consists of parts of at least two different ones. I found this easier to notice than the duplications.

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