A blog post at Open Access News points out the recent addition of social networking tools to BioMed Central's web site. They've added the option to post articles found there to popular information aggregators like Connotea and Digg. It's a bandwagon worth getting on, according to the author, since it could be a great way to encourage discussion and even collaborative research.

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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.