NEW YORK, Nov. 13 – Visible Genetics of Toronto said Tuesday third-quarter revenues slipped slightly to $2.9 million, from $3.0 million in the year ago quarter, as product and service sales both fell.

On a positive note, Visible Genetics said that the US Food and Drug Administration had approved the company’s Trugene HIV-1 genotyping test for use in the clinical diagnostics market.

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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.