The New York Times book reviews this weekend covers Blood Matters, a book by Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen, who describes her experiences and the effect on her family of testing positive for the BRCA1 mutation. The Times calls the book very funny and liberating, and concludes that "it's also very lucid, even when the science gets complex."

 

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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.