A website called Personal Genome Net is offering the $0 Genome Project for genomic equality. Aiming to collect and distribute personal genome information for free, this "zero-cost genomics project" is supported by an organization called Genomics.org, which has built a collaborative website for users to get basic information.

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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.