In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and elsewhere present an approach to map trait loci via artificial selection in populations of haploid and diploid segregants, which the team generated by "crossing two budding yeast strains of different heat tolerance for up to 12 generations." Parts et al.

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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.

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