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The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Elizabeth Dragon, the former senior vice president of research and development for Sequenom, with making false statements to investors about the company's prenatal Down syndrome test, according to our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News.

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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.