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Genomic studies often go for the biggest bang, the largest scope. There's the 1000 Genomes Project for people and the 1001 Genomes Project for Arabidopsis thaliana, which is still underway, among many other studies with large sample sizes.

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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.