Correction to: Nature online 30 March 2022

In the version of this article initially published, the third sentence of the abstract, now reading “This is a key question because single whole-genome duplication events such as cytokinesis failure can promote tumorigenesis9 and DNA double-strand breaks10” was truncated and did not mention double-strand breaks or cite ref. 10 (Pedersen, R. S. et al. Profiling DNA damage response following mitotic perturbations. Nat. Commun. 7, 13887 (2016)). The reference has now been included in the HTML and PDF versions of the article