Jay Short, chairman and CEO of Diversa, will retire from the board of directors of Invitrogen within the next six months, the company said in a recent SEC filing.


Alisa Judge was named vice president of human resources for San Diego-based Claritas. Previously, she was vice president for human resources at Chemtronics. Before that, she was director of global staffing and retention at Invitrogen.

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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.