This Week in Science

In Science this week, Jocelyn Kaiser interviewed biochemist Robert Tjian, who has been head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since April. He says his first plans were and still are to invest more in international research and educational programs, with an emphasis on Asia.

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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.