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31st July 2014

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Contamination hits cell work (Nature News)
The problem of Mycoplasma contamination is widespread. Hogenesch, a genome biologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his colleague Anthony Olarerin-George have found that more than one-tenth of gene-expression studies, many published in leading journals, show evidence of Mycoplasma contamination1. The infestations are undermining research findings and wasting huge amounts of money, Hogenesch says.

Mycoplasma (orange) can surround and infect cells and invalidate results of gene-expression studies. Linda Stannard, UCT/SPL

Contamination hits cell work (Nature News)

The problem of Mycoplasma contamination is widespread. Hogenesch, a genome biologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his colleague Anthony Olarerin-George have found that more than one-tenth of gene-expression studies, many published in leading journals, show evidence of Mycoplasma contamination1. The infestations are undermining research findings and wasting huge amounts of money, Hogenesch says.

Mycoplasma (orange) can surround and infect cells and invalidate results of gene-expression studies. Linda Stannard, UCT/SPL

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