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It's Been Published ... But Is It True?

In today's issue of Science, a news item looks into the recent challenge of a Cell paper by people who raised doubts about images published along with the transcription factor research.

A committee at the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, home of corresponding author Ban-Yang Chang, recommended that Chang retract the paper. Chang sent an e-mail to Science saying that the "conclusion we made for the Cell paper is true on the basis of our data."

While Chang continues to maintain the accuracy of his work, Science reports that more trouble is brewing: challenges have also cropped up regarding "another paper by Chang's team that was published online 16 October by the Journal of Biological Chemistry," according to Science writer Hao Xin.


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