Anderson Alan and Paica, Joseph. "Disputed Paper Still Causing Problems," Nature (4 May
1989), p. 3.
On the eve of Dingell's subcommittee's hearing of the reopened Baltimore Affair, the NIH has
announced that it is reopening its inquiry into the original paper. This is occasioned by questions
from Margot O'Toole, who insists that the review panels (which cleared the team of fraud
changes) did not (could not) have examined the data carefully because the data do not support the
paper's conclusion. She wants a point by point analysis of the paper and the laboratory
notebooks, and this has not been done. The Secret Service seems to have found some tampering
with the notebooks.
According to this report, there is a letter of correction by Baltimore (as demanded by
Wyngaarden) soon to be published by Cell.
"O'Toole, who says she left her career in science as a result of the reaction to her complaints, still
says the full truth has not come out."