Removal Sought

A father has sought the retraction of the paper describing his son's rare genetic condition over fears of being stigmatized, Retraction Watch reports. Andrew Han (a former GenomeWeb staffer) adds at Retraction Watch that the dad has accused the researcher of exploiting his son and naming the condition after herself.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

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