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Expression of concern: subfunctionalization reduces the fitness cost of gene duplication in humans by buffering dosage imbalances

Maria K Kowalczuk*, Shreeya Nanda and Elizabeth C Moylan

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BMC Genomics 2013, 14:260  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-260


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/14/260


Received:18 March 2013
Accepted:20 March 2013
Published:17 April 2013

© 2013 Kowalczuk et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Abstract

After publication of this article (Fernandez et al., BMC Genomics 2011, 12:604) it was brought to the Editors’ attention that the data generated by the first author, Ariel Fernandez, seemed anomalous. One of the author’s institutions found that the data were not reproducible from the described methods, but an investigation by the author’s other institution did not find the data or their interpretation suspicious. Given the conflicting conclusions of these investigations, the Editors advise the readers to interpret the data with due caution. We apologize to all affected parties.

Comment on

Ariel Fernandez, Yun-Huei Tzeng and Sze-Bi Hsu. Subfunctionalization reduces the fitness cost of gene duplication in humans by buffering dosage imbalances. BMC Genomics 2011, 12:604. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-12-604 webcite. URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/12/604 webcite.

References

  1. Fernandez A, Tzeng YH, Sze-Bi Hsu SB: Subfunctionalization reduces the fitness cost of gene duplication in humans by buffering dosage imbalances.

    BMC Genomics 2011, 12:604. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL