Science: The Model Student

A group of Harvard biochemists gathered last April in the spartan office of Assistant Professor David Dressier to toast one another with champagne. They had ample cause for celebration: their ten months of experiments on a "transfer factor" in animal immunology had produced spectacular results, gaining publication in scientific journals and the attention of immunologists round the world. Furthermore, one of the group, Steven Rosenfeld, an undergraduate Wunderkind who had started the research as a summer project—had just been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Last week the once proud group was in disarray....

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