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The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka. 

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Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.

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image: Mass Resignation from <em>Scientific Reports</em>’s Editorial Board

Mass Resignation from Scientific Reports’s Editorial Board

By Catherine Offord | November 7, 2017

Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.

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Professor Sues PNAS Over Paper Criticisms

By Kerry Grens | November 2, 2017

Stanford’s Mark Jacobson is asking for $10 million in damages after the journal published a critique of his work on renewable energy.

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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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image: <em>Oncotarget</em> Journal Cut from Medline

Oncotarget Journal Cut from Medline

By Katarina Zimmer | October 26, 2017

New papers from a cancer journal once named as a possibly predatory publication will no longer appear in the widely used research database.

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Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin

By Kerry Grens | August 3, 2017

The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.

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Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation

By Diana Kwon | July 21, 2017

Most of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.

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Journal Cleans Up Image Archives

By Kerry Grens | June 12, 2017

Molecular and Cellular Biology has found numerous errors after launching a retrospective sweep of the figures it’s published in recent years. 

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image: Infographic: Web of Retractions

Infographic: Web of Retractions

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017

See coauthors' connections to eight researchers with problematic papers.

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