Venter had more than one point mutation to deal with:
Is that in the PDF or the HTML? (ie typo or conversion error)?
It’s only available as a PDF.
I had a commenter who pointed that out in my blog. I replied to the effect that it was the advance copy and hoped that it’d be picked up and fixed before the print release. No idea if it made it into print, I only see Nature on-line these days.
I’d guess it’s a typo: ‘p’ is adjacent to ‘o’ on a QWERTY keyboard. Bit unlucky though, as you’d expect a computer spell-checker to report it.
I’m sure my own papers have more embarrassing errors 🙂
If it is in a PDF then it is a typo, I imagine. If it were in the HTML then one could compare it against the PDF version and tell if it is typo or conversion error.
Not sure why there is no HTML version – maybe this is the “Science Express” fast publication system.
By the way, Grant, this is not a Nature publication but a Science one.
You’re right, I must have been thinking of the commentary piece in Nature. (I read both for the blog and must have gotten the two mixed up when I replied to you.)
Love the Science. Slay the Errors..!
Yes, it is the Science Express thingy. Heaven forfend there’d be tyops in Nature!
Faster the polymerase, more frequent the mutations.. Yes, proofreading matters everywhere.!
Nature rules the Science.. (No pun intended!)
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