Data in a Press Release

Document created by David Chesney on Dec 30, 2011
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A colleague at your institution issues a press release which includes some of your unpublished data. The release results in an article in a widely read scientific publication; the article mentions your colleague, but not you.  A journal to which you submit a paper might consider this prior publication of your results.  What should you do and how would you go about it?

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