Out, DNA. I Say Out

Suzanne Kennedy at Bitesize Bio gives some tips on how to get rid of unwanted DNA from your vectors. She walks through a good brush-up of what to do if restriction sites fail you: exonuclease digestion or PCR amplification. She says that PCR amplification is "more exact."

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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.