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(Australia) Project to “fact check” genetic studies leads to three more retractions. And it’s just getting started. – Retraction Watch (Andrew P. Han | September 2017)

Published/Released on September 15, 2017 | Posted by Admin on September 17, 2017 / , , , , , , ,
 


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A project to identify studies doomed by problematic reagents has triggered three more retractions, bringing the total to five.

Jennifer Byrne, a scientist at the University of Sydney, who developed the the idea of double-checking the nucleic acid sequences of research materials – thereby ensuring studies were testing the gene in question — told Retraction Watch that all three retractions came after she started emailing journals in January to alert them to the problems:

“We had a list of 43 papers we’ve been writing emails about. We’ve found more. There are a lot of these papers. In terms of total numbers, conservatively, we’re talking about hundreds…

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