31 Jul '15, 10am

Golden rice #GMO paper retracted after judge rules on ethical breaches. The Ecologist

Golden rice #GMO paper retracted after judge rules on ethical breaches. The Ecologist

The authors are unable to substantiate through documentary evidence that all parents or children involved in the study were provided with the full consent form for the study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is retracting a scientific paper that claimed to show that genetically engineered rice serves as an effective vitamin A supplement after a Massachusetts judge denied the first author's motion for an injunction against the publisher. The journal announced plans to retract the paper last year following allegations that the paper contained ethical mis-steps , such as not getting informed consent from the parents of children eating the rice, and faking ethics approval documents. Last July, first author Guangwen Tang at Tufts University filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction against the journal's publisher , the American Society for Nutrition, to ...

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