The Guardian reports on a UK survey finding that 29 percent of teachers believe creationism should be taught in science classes -- and 18 percent of science teachers in particular thought creationism should be presented on equal footing with evolution. "Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science," the article says.

 

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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.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.