NEW YORK, May 16 - Variagenics said today it plans to lay off 30 percent of its workforce and jettison its NuCleave business in an attempt to reign in cash burn and focus more tightly on its molecular diagnostics business.

 

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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.