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Oversight Uncovered

Shortly after the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and his team's Nature Genetics paper came out, another group uncovered a statistical flaw in their analysis, Spectrum News reports.

"When we heard about this, we dropped everything," Eichler says. "I wish it had never happened; I wish we had caught that error; we appreciate the fact that they called it out."

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