The Wellcome Trust, one of the world\u2019s largest research-funding charities, has withdrawn a $4.5 million grant that it had awarded Nazneen Rahman, a top cancer geneticist. Rahman was being investigated internally at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London\u2014a public-funded research institute\u2014over alleged bullying of fellow scientists and other staff members. Wellcome\u2019s action follow in the wake of the charity adopting a strict anti-bullying and anti-harassment policy. While the ICR found some of the charges meriting a disciplinary hearing, Rahman resigned in July this year and the hearing was cancelled as a result. Both ICR and Wellcome, as per a report in Nature, endorse strict anti-bullying stands. Bullying, and other such harassment at the workplace, should indeed be treated as serious offences. But there is a cost to losing one of the top minds in cancer research through actions such as revoking funds. In fact, the Rahman episode resurrects a question asked in l\u2019affaire Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, and lately, in the post-Weinstein exposes: How to think of a genius\u2019s existing and potential work in the light of her\/his infractions serious or small? Going a step ahead, were Einstein\u2019s borderline racist thoughts manifest during his lifetime, where would have theoretical physics been standing if he never got the opportunities he did as a result? Or, what if a James Watson was made an \u201cunperson\u201d\u2014his own words in an interview with The Financial Times\u2014before he and Francis Crick could discover the double-helical structure of the DNA because of his indefensible racist outlook? How cutting funds to the Rahman-led research at ICR will unravel is a difficult wager. It may set cancer research back significantly. It is equally possible that someone from her team or competing researchers elsewhere will more than make good the loss. Some would argue that there was need for nuance\u2014Rahman\u2019s bullying was harmful, but was it to the same degree as a Polanski\u2019s abuse of a 13-year-old?