Once-Promising Diabetes ‘Breakthrough’ Comes Unglued with a Major Retraction

December 27, 2016

(STAT News) – One of the highest-profile researchers in diabetes has retracted a paper once heralded as a breakthrough, following multiple failed attempts to reproduce its headline-grabbing results. The retraction ends three years of debate over whether a discovery by Harvard University stem cell scientist Douglas Melton was indeed a major advance in the field of diabetes, with the paper’s authors now conclusively backing away from their earlier conclusions.