This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers from Heinrich Heine University and Oklahoma State University report on the discovery that the red alga Galdieria sulphuraria, which lives in the toxic conditions of volcanic sulfur springs, acquired some of the genes it needs to survive from simpler organisms such as bacteria. The investigators sequenced the alga's genome and found acquired at least 75 genes through horizontal gene transfer.

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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.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.