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Author Correction: Susceptibility to hormone-mediated cancer is reflected by different tick rates of the epithelial and general epigenetic clock

The Original Article was published on 22 February 2022

Correction: Genome Biol 23, 52 (2022)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-022-02603-3

Following publication of the original article [1], it was brought to our attention that one of the references was incorrect.

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The general, epithelial and immune clocks are significantly, albeit weakly, correlated with two mitotic clocks, the pcgtAge score based on promoter CpGs at polycomb group target genes [24] and an alternative mitotic clock model recently developed using “solo-WCGWs” [25]

The correct reference for citation 24 should be as follows:

24. Yang Z, Wong A, Kuh D, Paul DS, Rakyan VK, Leslie RD et al. Correlation of an epigenetic mitotic clock with cancer risk. Genome Biology 2016; 17: 205

Also, we wish to add an additional reference to that cited as citation 25. It has been brought to our attention that it would also be relevant to cite the following:

25. Teschendorff AE. A comparison of epigenetic mitotic-like clocks for cancer risk prediction. Genome Medicine 2020; 12: 56

We apologize for the previous errors in the reference list.

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  1. Barrett JE, Herzog C, Kim YN, et al. Susceptibility to hormone-mediated cancer is reflected by different tick rates of the epithelial and general epigenetic clock. Genome Biol. 2022;23:52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-022-02603-3.

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Barrett, J.J.E., Herzog, C., Kim, YN. et al. Author Correction: Susceptibility to hormone-mediated cancer is reflected by different tick rates of the epithelial and general epigenetic clock. Genome Biol 23, 142 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-022-02704-z

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