It was because the work couldn't be replicated that David Vaux says he asked to retract a paper he wrote — though the work that could not be reproduced was not originally done by his lab. At Retraction Watch, Vaux recounts that, in the mid-1990s, he reviewed a manuscript from Bellgrau et al.

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