There's an on-going thread at SEQanswers ("Hello - I use to think I was good with a computer") with tips on dealing with sequencing data. First, Jon_Keats posts some gems that he recently learned, namely that "my boss should have made me read and do the 'Unix and Perl for Biologist' tutorial years ago" and "BWA can align on my laptop ... cool ...

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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.