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UK scientist jailed for falsely reporting drug test results

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A scientist who faked research data for anti-cancer drugs in an attempt to get the drugs tested on humans was jailed Wednesday in Edinburgh, the Telegraph said.

Steven Eaton, 47, was working in Edinburgh in 2009 when he came up with the idea of falsifying data. If the experimental drugs had been able to be tested on people, there could have been "unquestionable harm to cancer patients," Edinburgh sheriff Michael O'Grady said. Eaton has been jailed for three months, which is the maximum sentence allotted under scientific safety laws.

Eaton's attorney said that he has given up working as a scientist, BBC News said.

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