Duplication forces retraction of genomics paper
Here’s the notice for the now-retracted paper in BIOS:
Nagahama, Y., Szulewski, J., Mundorff, J., Burke, R., Wagner, M., Kochuba, M., Bireley, S., Fuesler, J., and Coren, J.S.. (2012). An arrayed human genomic library constructed in the PAC shuttle vector pJCPAC-Mam2 for genome-wide association studies. BIOS 83(3), 56-62.
The authors retract the article due to duplicate publication of tables that were previously published in the journal Gene.
Last author Jonathon Coren, who is corresponding author of the Gene paper, is chair of Elizabethtown College’s biology department. Co-author John Fuesler, who worked with Coren as a student and is now in graduate school at Princeton, is first author on the Gene paper. Yasunori Nagahama, the first author of the BIOS paper, was also a student at Elizabethtown.
The Gene paper, which has the identical title but only six of the BIOS paper’s nine authors, has yet to be cited, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
We’ve contacted a few of the authors, and will update with anything we learn.
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