Health Secretary nominee and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is to be in front of the Senate Finance Committee today after spending Tuesday discussing amendments to some of her tax returns. She is expected to tell the senators that she plans to overhaul Medicaid and Medicare to focus on disease prevention and primary care.

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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.