MONTEROTONDO, Italy, Aug. 9 – Call it the mouse project that roars.

Following the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s decision to step up funding for its Mouse Biology Program here, researchers are now preparing for what is expected to be the dawn of a new era for murine research.

“This particular situation is a dream situation,” said Nadia Rosenthal, the newly appointed head of the facility.

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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.