In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, researchers report their use of karyotype reconstruction across several ancestral grass species, which they say found "new mechanisms of genome shuffling as a source of plant evolution." Using paleogenomics, the team "delineated sequence intervals comprising a complete set of junction break points of orthologous regions from rice, maize, sorghum, and Brachypodium genomes" and that "the chromosome num

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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.