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Expression of Concern: The functional role of long non-coding RNAs and epigenetics

Biological Procedures Online201618:12

Received: 25 April 2016

Accepted: 25 April 2016

Published: 9 June 2016

The original article was published in Biological Procedures Online 2014 16:42

Expression of Concern

After publication of this article [1] it was brought to the Editors’ attention that the same manuscript had been submitted to another journal by a different author while this article was still under consideration. We have been unable to confirm the authorship despite contacting the authors’ institutions and requesting an investigation.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics-Research, Unit 0853, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


  1. Cao J. The functional role of long non-coding RNAs and epigenetics. Biological Procedures Online. 2014;16:11. doi:10.1186/1480-9222-16-11.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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