Chinese research claiming a gene-editing alternative to CRISPR was just withdrawn

| August 3, 2017

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On Wednesday, Nature published a study of the use of the genetic-editing technique called Crispr to correct a genetic mutation in human embryos, research that has drawn widespread notice. Somewhat less noticed, another journal in the Nature family announced that a Chinese research paper that claimed an advance in a heralded gene-editing alternative to Crispr has been withdrawn. In a note August 2, Nature Biotechnology said the retraction “illustrates the importance of post-publication peer review in the age of 24/7 media”.

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