UCL geneticist faces questions over image duplication

An ongoing investigation by University College London, UK, has found problems with eight papers by renowned British geneticist David Latchman.

An internal university investigation of work by David Latchman, a well known professor of genetics at University College London (UCL) and the Master of Birkbeck College, UK, has resulted in at least one retraction and two corrections over problems with image duplication and manipulation.

A 2002 article by Latchman in the Journal of Biological Chemistry was retracted on Jan 16, with just the cryptic notice: “This article has been withdrawn by the authors.” Read more in The Lancet.