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Principal investigators should take care to write their grant applications "clearly and succinctly," not only to help the reviewers but also because, if funded, the titles, abstracts, and statements of public health relevance are made publicly available, writes Sally Rockey in the director's column of the NIH Office of Extramural Research newsletter.

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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.