Weekend reads: Journal editor fired for homophobic comments; “three-parent baby” paper mega-correction; the Bette Midler journal club

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The week at Retraction Watch featured plagiarism by a priest; retraction of a creationist paper “published in error;” and how a PubPeer comment led a university to reopen an investigation. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Journal editor fired for homophobic comments; “three-parent baby” paper mega-correction; the Bette Midler journal club”

  1. “A common prostate cancer cell line classified as African-American actually carries more than 90% European ancestry,” Tien Nguyen reports. (Chemical & Engineering News)

    “Agaricus Murinocephalus” provided more information in an old comment in Pubpeer:
    https://blog.pubpeer.com/publications/5DC4C2E4A3F648C878BED0F94C67AF

    The same PB contributor has recently flagged a long series of studies on prostate cancer in African-Americans which relied on that particular cell-line, and require reinterpretation.

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