Anti-GMO-touted Italian paper claiming GM genes in blood and organs found to be fabricated

| | October 14, 2016
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Earlier this year, a nutrition journal retracted an article about the potential dangers of eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), noting the paper contained a duplicated image.

The original paper [purportedly had] showed modified genes could wind up in the blood and organs of baby goats whose mothers ate GM soybeans.

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Food and Nutrition Sciences has now updated its initial notice, saying the paper was pulled for data fabrication…

Here is the updated version of the retraction notice for “Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Activity in Kids Born from Goats Fed Genetically Modified Soybean:”

This paper involves in data fabrication so it does not meet the standard for publication. This article has been retracted to straighten the academic record…

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When we reported on the original retraction in January, we noted it was initiated by hints from Italian Senator and stem cell researcher Elena CattaneoAccording to Il Foglio (using Google Translate), Cattaneo began investigating the research following a debate in the senate on GMOs. Using image analyzing software, she discovered that some of the figures had been manipulated.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Retraction notice for GMO paper updated to include fraud

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