Last March, a PhD student at Harvard filed a misconduct allegation against his mentor, a prominent stem cell researcher. Three months later, he was taken from his home by police in the middle of the night for a forced psychiatric evaluation.
How did this happen?
As with any story, there are at least two sides. For our latest article in Science, we dug into court documents and talked to the student, the PI’s lawyer, and others, to figure out why a judge issued an order requiring the PI to allow the student to return to work – but remain 100 feet away from him. That has created an extraordinary – and unpleasant – situation at one of the world’s leading institutions.
Read the whole story here.
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