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Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei from the University of California, Berkeley, have retracted their article that suggested that alterations in the CCR5 gene were linked to increased mortality, Nature News reports.

"I feel I have a responsibility to put the record straight for the public," Nielsen tells Nature News.

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