FOR MANY a European scientist the strong bond that exists between the American research community and industry evokes a tinge of envy. This fruitful relationship has lead to the creation of a natural flow of innovations from the ivory tower to corporate America. This infrastructure not only gives researchers an avenue to find practical applications for their scientific savvy, it can also provide a path to economic riches, even for the most scientific brain. 

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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.