The BBC reports on a paper published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in which scientists from the Genographic Project report finding faint DNA traces "left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East," according to the article. "The researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature hailing from Western Europe."

 

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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.