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A note to our readers

Bibiana Campos Seijo, Editor in chief

C&EN has concluded that the following articles do not meet the editorial standards as laid out in our ethics guidelines.

Each of these stories contained a sentence that plagiarized another news outlet’s work:

Exploring the superheavy elements at the end of the periodic table

How we’ll reengineer crops for a changing climate

Lead contamination risk near Notre-Dame cathedral

In addition, these stories did not follow C&EN’s requirement for clear attribution of written press statements:

Can laboratories move away from single-use plastic?

Mariana Trench hosts hydrocarbon-munching microbes

We have updated each article to attribute each sentence to the proper publication and appended an editor’s note to each one that credits the source of the material.

C&EN values transparency and apologizes to both our readers and these news outlets for these lapses.