News of the WeekMEXICAN MAIZE

Transgene Data Deemed Unconvincing

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Science  12 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5566, pp. 236-237
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5566.236b

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Last week, Nature declared that, in retrospect, it should not have published a controversial paper that claimed to have detected illegal transgenic maize growing in Mexico. The "editorial note" accompanied two highly critical letters attacking the paper's conclusions. But the authors of the article refused to accept the journal's judgment.