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Journal retracts duplicate publication

The journal Fertility and Sterility has retracted a linkurl:duplicate paper;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53061/ about the use of real-time PCR in premature ovarian failure, following a Korean researcher's linkurl:claim;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/52859/ that the work was copied from another paper he co-authored in a Korean journal. The scientist listed on both papers has been barred from contributing to the journal for three years. The paper was retracted because

Alison McCook
The journal Fertility and Sterility has retracted a linkurl:duplicate paper;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53061/ about the use of real-time PCR in premature ovarian failure, following a Korean researcher's linkurl:claim;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/52859/ that the work was copied from another paper he co-authored in a Korean journal. The scientist listed on both papers has been barred from contributing to the journal for three years. The paper was retracted because it was a duplicate publication, and the decision "does not reflect on the scientific validity of the paper," according to a statement released this afternoon (April 26) by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which publishes the journal. Stay tuned to tomorrow's news for more in-depth coverage.

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