In Science this week, Boston University School of Public Health's Paola Sebastiani and her colleagues retract their July 2010 paper, "Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans." After accounting for technical errors and an inadequate quality control protocol, the "specific details of the new analysis change substantially from those originally published online to the point of becoming a new report." In their ret

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