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Corrigendum: Genome-wide association analyses of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Chinese identify multiple susceptibility loci and gene-environment interactions

Nature Genetics volume 46, pages 10401041 (2014) | Download Citation

Nat. Genet. 44, 1090–1097 (2012); published online 9 September 2012; corrected after print 27 August 2014

In contrast to the version of this article initially published, the authors find that there is now no evidence to support the association with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma susceptibility of rs17761864[A] at 17p13, rs6503659[A] at 17q21 or rs2847281[C] at 18p11 in the original data, in two independent sets of cases and controls collected in other Chinese populations or in the joint analysis of three studies.

The associations originally published appear to be due to inadequate control for population stratification. A reanalysis by the authors of these data resulted in corrected estimates for these SNPs in Beijing genome-wide association data (Nat. Genet. 46, 1001–1006, 2014). For more information on the role of the correction for population stratification in the differences between the previously published estimates for the three SNPs rs6503659, rs17761864 and rs2847281, see Supplementary Figure 8 and Supplementary Table 8 in the new publication (Nat. Genet. 46, 1001–1006, 2014).

The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article. In addition, Supplementary Figure 1 and Supplementary Tables 1, 3, 5 and 7 have been corrected.

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