- Erika Check Hayden did a great job reporting on this story for Nature News, including a wide range of reactions.
- As per usual, a lot of quotes got cut from the final piece, but this is the Internet, and Hayden just tweeted the cutting room flloor material.
- — Erika_Check (@Erika_Check)Thu, May 19 2011 19:13:43for posterity: @leonidkruglyak on DNA/RNA mismatches: "authors have clearly taken considerable care to rule out simple artifacts..."
- — Erika_Check (@Erika_Check)Thu, May 19 2011 19:15:18"impossible to rule out more subtle issues without looking at the raw data and repeating all the analyses..." (more from @leonidkruglyak...)
- — Erika_Check (@Erika_Check)Thu, May 19 2011 19:17:06
- Some other reactions on Twitter:
But it looks like there's some backlash afoot.
- — girlscientist (@girlscientist)Thu, May 19 2011 19:09:02@dgmacarthur I am all ears to see how critics explain mass spec showing proteins match RNA not DNA. That's not an RNAseq problem.
- — girlscientist (@girlscientist)Thu, May 19 2011 19:13:44@leonidkruglyak I agree! Break out popcorn! & It was fun to throw caution to winds. How often will one say "textbook-rewriting" for real?
- — Erika_Check (@Erika_Check)Fri, May 20 2011 00:42:28DNA/RNA mismatch story keeps getting more interesting. Joe Pickrell emails: "many of the results reported are potentially artifactual"...
- — Erika_Check (@Erika_Check)Fri, May 20 2011 00:45:06more Pickrell: "many of their results could be the result of errors in identifying the correct genomic origin of their sequencing reads..."
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