Bertalan Meskó at ScienceRoll compares Wikipedia to its newest competitor, Google's Knol -- and comes down firmly on the side of Wikipedia. Google's encyclopedia effort allows people to lock entries so no one else can edit them, leading Meskó to argue that Wiki's approach of using the wisdom of crowds results in more accurate 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.

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.