Ten years ago, when the draft of the human genome was announced, doctors never tested for genetic mutations within their patients, making it impossible to diagnose certain diseases or even to determine why certain medications were working for a specific patient and others weren't. Today, says New Scientist's Bijal Trivedi, medicine is undergoing a "revolution" because of genomics.

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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.