The News Feature 'The long shot' ( Nature 480, 308–309; 2011) gave the wrong affiliation for Adam Burrows. He is chair of the US National Research Council's physics and astronomy board.

The News Feature 'The cell division' ( Nature 480, 310–312; 2011) incorrectly stated that Ireland's government does not allow research on human embryonic stem cells. In fact, the government only does not allow it to be funded with public money.