An article in Tech Review covers a new screening approach that the Broad is trying out to screen drugs that affect leukemic stem cells. Instead of just screening the cells, they've added surrounding, or stromal, cells to the mix. "Cancer cells don't exist in isolation," says Kimberly Hartwell, a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who helped lead the project.

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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.