Ah, wonderful glorious scientific research. It can bring about amazing discoveries, such as cures to diseases.
Unfortunately, one of those so called “possible cures” for AIDS turned out to be a false positive. According to the New York Post:
Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum produced disease-fighting antibodies, officials said.
$19 USD in grants were received, his “findings” were published in journals, and others wondered how he managed to pull it off. Things were hunky dory until the National Institutes of Health checked the so called “serum” to find it had been spiked.
So remember, when someone says, “follow the science,” trust only after verifying.