So-called "mega-corrections" are starting to creep into the scientific record, say Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus in Lab Times. Consider a correction published in Nature in September that took three paragraphs to explain what was wrong with one figure, they write. Or a correction published in the Journal of Cell Sciences in December that explained major errors in three different figures and corrected the list of authors as well as the funding source.

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