NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Danish academic and industry initiative is focused on using genomics research into the potato to develop the tuberous vegetable plant into “a high-efficient, low-maintenance and multipurpose crop” for both food and energy production, CLC Bio, one of the partners in the initiative, said today.
 

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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.