The Decision

In some instances, such as when someone has an unknown genetic disease, sequencing the genome makes sense to get to the cause of the disease, the Wall Street Journal says, but it adds: What about when people are healthy? Stanford University's Atul Butte and Robert Green from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School take up the debate.

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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.