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Controversial fertility paper retracted

After determining the article was "duplicated," Fertility and Sterility bars corresponding author, but not other co-authors, for three years

Alison McCook
Fertility and Sterility has retracted a December 2005 article about the use of real-time polymerase chain reaction in premature ovarian failure after determining the paper had been already published in a Korean journal."A duplicate publication violates the Fertility and Sterility policies," Sean Tipton, a spokesperson for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which publishes F&S, told The Scientist.Earlier this year, Korean researcher Jeong-Hwan Kim contacted the journal, alleging that the F&S paper was copied from his thesis, published in 2004 in the Korean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Kim was not listed as a co-author on the F&S study.In February, F&S editor-in-chief Alan DeCherney told The Scientist he planned to add Jeong-Hwan Kim to the list of co-authors, but would not retract the article, since the science was not in question. However, the journal did not take any action until yesterday (April 26), when the ASRM...
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