NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm reported after the close of the market on Thursday a 33 percent increase in its fourth quarter revenues that included a 47 percent spike in consumables revenues.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2013 the firm recorded $20.9 million in total revenues, up from $15.7 million in Q4 2012. On average, analysts expected revenues of $20.7 million for the quarter.

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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.

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