Over at The Scientist, Christian Specht says that, "just like genetic information, citations can accumulate heritable mutations." Wrong citations, Specht writes, "errors in the sequence of letters and numbers that make up the correct citation, including the name of the author or journal, the volume and page numbers or the year of publication" can be incorporated and "can be described in genetic terms and classified as deletions, insertions, point mutations and inversions of characters, or as complete non

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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