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(US) Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper – BBC News (January 2020)

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American scientist Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, has retracted her latest paper.

This story highlights why lab heads need to be vigilant, rather than just adding their names to papers from their labs. We suspect there are a lot of papers out there that the senior author has not even read them.

Prof Arnold shared the award with George P Smith and Gregory Winter for their research on enzymes in 2018.
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A subsequent paper on enzymatic synthesis of beta-lactams was published in the journal Science in May 2019.
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It has been retracted because the results were not reproducible, and the authors found data missing from a lab notebook.
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Reproduction is an essential part of validating scientific experiments. If an experiment is a success, one would expect to get the same results every time it was conducted.
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