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Annebelle de Bruijn

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2021

Controversial studies of Erasmus MC researcher into Uyghur DNA retracted

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Siem Eikelenboom & Annebelle de Bruijn

Siem Eikelenboom & Annebelle de Bruijn

An investigation by Follow the Money has revealed that two scientific journals have retracted publications by a Chinese researcher at the Erasmus Medical Centre. He could not sufficiently demonstrate that Uyghurs, a persecuted minority in China, had consented to their DNA being collected. ‘Retraction of a scientific article on ethical grounds is extremely rare.’