What should happen to a paper published by Theranos?

Last December, a group of scientists at a biotech firm published a paper on a “miniaturized, robotic clinical laboratory.” The technique, according to the authors, “would benefit patients and physicians alike.” Nothing terribly unusual there. But what was — and what caught the eye of…

Researcher and biotech founder in Ireland issues four retractions

An award-winning researcher and founder of a biotech company based in Ireland has retracted four papers and corrected another. In the last few weeks, Therese Kinsella — a professor at the University of College of Dublin (UCD) — has issued a correction and three retractions…