Scientists are trying to track the source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, and now genomics has been thrown into the mix. The disease, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the country's Artibonite region, was traced back to "a single strain of Vibrio cholerae bacteria in specimens from 14 people" by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal.

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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.