MU Research Findings Called into Question

1 decade 1 year 11 months ago Friday, November 03 2006 Nov 3, 2006 Friday, November 03, 2006 2:51:07 PM CST November 03, 2006 in News
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COLUMBIA -- An investigation is looking into the reliability of research conducted by a team led by the University of Missouri-Columbia's recognized expert in reproductive biology. The team was led by R. Michael Roberts. The university confirms the inquiry into findings reported in Science magazine in February. The magazine issued an alert last week advising scientists that the research may not be reliable. At issue is research indicating that immediately after the first division of a mouse embryo, the two cells take different paths. One cell was bound for creation of a placenta while the other began forming the fetus. The magazine says the issue raised is that the results are implausible based on what is known through previous experiments.

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