NEW YORK, May 3 (GenomeWeb News) - The Blueprint Initiative, a non-profit research program housed at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital, was forced to lay off 33 people, or around half its staff, today as it faces a gap in its funding.

 

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.