PETA asks San Antonio officials to pull funding from Texas Biomed after scientist admits to faking data

City council approved $10 million in federal pandemic-relief money for Texas Biomed during a contentious February meeting.

By Sanford Nowlin

Animal-rights group PETA has asked the City of San Antonio take back $10 million in pandemic-relief funds awarded to Texas Biomedical Research Institute after last week's revelation that the head of its primate lab admitted to research misconduct. In a Tuesday letter to city officials, PETA argued that the U.S. Office of Research Integrity's finding that Texas Biomed's Deepak Kaushal falsified data in a paper and two grant applications should disqualify the facility from federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding that city council approved in February...

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