Retraction! Prestigious journal pulls botched Séralini GMO rat study

Mutations are changes to the DNA code, such as when one nucleotide base (A, T, G or C) is incorrectly subbed for another. DNA image via www.shutterstock.com
Mutations are changes to the DNA code, such as when one nucleotide base (A, T, G or C) is incorrectly subbed for another. DNA image via www.shutterstock.com

Food and Chemical Toxicology, which last year published the now notorious GMO rat study by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini that suggested that a genetically modified corn variety led to a high incidence of cancers, will be retracted and evidence of it expunged from the journal’s database.

As reported in the French media, the editor of the journal, A. Wallace Hayes, has sent Seralini a letter saying that the paper will be retracted if Seralini does not agree to withdraw it.

Ivan Oransky, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, has the breaking skinny on this fast developing story in Retraction Watch.

Check the Genetic Literacy Project for updates as this story unfolds.

Read the full, original story: Controversial Seralini GMO-rats paper to be retracted

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