University Refutes Fraud Accusation

A leading Shanghai university and its affiliated hospital on Friday refuted recent accusations of scientific fraud lodged against a scientist who became famous for growing a human ear on the back of a laboratory mouse.

Shanghai Jiaotong University, its medical school and the affiliated No. 9 People's Hospital held a joint press conference Friday to explain how the "ear mouse" was grown in an effort to refute accusations against Professor Cao Yilin.

To demonstrate how the mouse was grown, Cao brought some of his mice, as well as the material he used to reconstruct the human ear, to the press conference.

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