The Sound of Silence

Blogger Isis asks discusses what a researcher's course of action should be if a co-author won't respond to queries asking if a manuscript is ready for submission. She says the advice she most often hears is to include the author and submit the work, but she points out that some journal guidelines expect that each author has read and approved the work.

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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.