A Reuters survey of top researchers has named MIT's Rudolf Jaenisch the "hottest" in the world, saying his MIT stem cell lab has consistently broken barriers in the field. The annual list also named noted genomics experts at the Broad Institute: Eric Lander, Mark Daly, and David Altshuler. Jaenisch works with embryonic stem cells and iPS cells, and had 14 of the most cited papers, according to the survey. His research uses iPS cells to study Parkinson's disease and sickle-cell anemia.

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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.