NEW YORK, Sept 28 - Ed Hubbard, CEO of United Devices, a distributed computing hosting company, said Thursday a leading genomics company would sign on as a customer sometime next week.

The unnamed customer is currently testing a version of HMMER for protein sequences as a proof-of-concept for genomics companies and is expected to soon pen a deal.

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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.