NEW YORK, Aug. 6 - PreAnalytix, a Swiss-based joint venture between Qiagen and Becton Dickinson, has signed on GlaxoSmithKline as a new customer for its molecular-testing tools, PreAnalytix said yesterday.

The company's first product, the PaxGene Blood RNA system, is designed to help gene analysis of blood samples. It was launched in April 2001.

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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.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.