NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A new report by the National Research Council calls for a national “human toxicogenomics initiative” to better understand toxicity by developing genomic tools to identify toxic chemicals that predict “individual vulnerabilities,” creating new toxicity tests, and building a massive database to hold data about toxins and genomics.
 

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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.