NEW YORK, Oct. 10 - Incyte Genomics has been selected by three prominent universities and a leading British research facility to sequence the chicken genome, Incyte recently announced. 

The Chicken Sequencing Project, as it is known, is the first significant study of avian genomics and is believed to be “a pioneer project for all avian species,” Incyte said.

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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.