A study published in BMC Medicine this week reports that open-access journal articles are gaining shares of all scholarly publishing at a clip of about 1 percent per year, making up around 17 percent of the 1.7 million articles published in 2011.
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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.