By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new European Union-funded interdisciplinary institute that will house a range of life sciences and materials research officially launched its operations this week in Brno, Czech Republic.

The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) is being built on a facility that will total 269,000 square feet. It is funded with €200 million ($267.5 million) from the EU's Research and Development for Innovation program.

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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.

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

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

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