Nagendra Ningaraj, a former cancer researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is accused of tampering with data and images that appeared poster presentations and grant applications, says The Scientist. The Office of Research Integrity says that Ningarai swapped pictures of control and treated brain tumors and recycled old data as new data.

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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.