Mariam Stricklen, a tenured professor of crop and soil sciences at Michigan State University, has retracted an article she published in the journal Nature Reviews Genetics, writing that she unintentionally included a paragraph from an unpublished article she had reviewed for another journal, Plant Science, The Lansing State Journal reported. Stricklen, who is currently on medical leave, wrote that she is under treatment for a medical condition that has caused memory difficulties. Ian Gray, Michigan State's vice president for research, said that disciplinary action had been taken in the case.
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