On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:30:53 -0500, Ibrahim Moustafa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>You are absolutely right, more information describing to what extents these
>structures were falsified will be valuable to the community. Actually, it
>will be more useful if the investigators can publish their report as an
>article in Acta D (as a case study for tracking falsified structures).
Early this morning I put together a post that attempts to describe how one
structure (1BEF) was falsified. I do not have any direct proof. I would be
interested if others think the hypothesis is reasonable or better yet have a
> I have a suggestion (actually a request) to the expertise in the field to
>write a kind of review article about "sources of error in crystallography
>and how to hunt these errors". It will be even better if it is written
>considering the non-crystallographers (scientists who use the structural
>information - like the co-authors on structural papers). This will help to
>educate the non-crystallographers how to look at the structures critically.