This Correction relates to Biol. Open 2013, 2:1402–1411.

Unfortunately, there were errors in the first published version of this article. These errors are detailed below and the original article has been changed correspondingly.

The affiliation of Oscar Fernández-Capetillo was incorrect. The correct address is Genomic Instability Group, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain.

In addition, Fig. 4 was missing the bold text mentioned in the legend. The correct version of the figure is given below.

We apologise for any confusion caused.

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