BU researchers correct and republish data on genetics of longevity
Boston University researchers have corrected and republished a study that describes a genetic signature of extreme longevity, although the overall findings of associations between genes and longevity are less robust. The study was retracted from the journal Science last year because of unintentional errors, and after the researchers redid some of the work, the finding did not meet that journal’s standards for publication. The revised study, published today in the journal PLoS ONE, corrects the problems identified in the original paper. An independent laboratory at Yale University verified that the data were properly analyzed.