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Erratum to: gespeR: a statistical model for deconvoluting off-target-confounded RNA interference screens

  • Fabian Schmich1, 2,
  • Ewa Szczurek1, 2,
  • Saskia Kreibich3,
  • Sabrina Dilling3,
  • Daniel Andritschke3,
  • Alain Casanova4,
  • Shyan Huey Low4,
  • Simone Eicher4,
  • Simone Muntwiler4,
  • Mario Emmenlauer4,
  • Pauli Rämo4,
  • Raquel Conde-Alvarez5,
  • Christian von Mering2, 6,
  • Wolf-Dietrich Hardt3,
  • Christoph Dehio4 and
  • Niko Beerenwinkel1, 2Email author
Genome Biology201516:233

Received: 16 October 2015

Accepted: 16 October 2015

Published: 21 October 2015

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2015 16:220

After the publication of this work [1], some content was missing from the Acknowledgements section. The corrected Acknowledgements section is given below:




This work has been funded by, the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology, under IPhD grant 2009/025 and RTD grants 51RT-0_126008 (InfectX) and 51RTP0_151029 (TargetInfectX), evaluated by the Swiss National Science Foundation. E.S. was supported by the ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Marie Curie Actions for People COFUND program (grant FEL-13 12–1). We are grateful to Mihaela Zavolan for insightful discussions.

The genome sequence used in this research was derived from a HeLa cell ine [dpGAP:phs000640.v1.p1]. Henrietta Lacks, and the HeLa cell line that was established from her tumour cells without her knowledge or consent in 1951, have made significant contributions to scientific progress and advances in human health. We are grateful to Henrietta Lacks, now deceased, and to her surviving family members for their contributions to biomedical research. This study was reviewed by the NIH HeLa Genome Data Access Working Group.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Basel, Switzerland
Department of Biology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Institute for Tropical Health and Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


  1. Schmich F, Szczurek E, Kreibich S, Dilling S, Andritschke D, Casanova A, et al. gespeR: a statistical model for deconvoluting off-target-confounded RNA interference screens. Genome Biol. 2015;16:220.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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