That Intangible Thing

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 – There is a Hindu tenet that says that destruction is needed for creation to begin. In a small section of the formerly dot-com-booming SOMA district here, Structural Genomix’s computational arm is growing in the hip digs once occupied by dot-com victim Quokka, a now-defunct sports web broadcaster.

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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.