If you're over your head with student loan debt and are into doing clinical research, NIH has a program for you. They are now accepting applications for their extramural Loan Repayment Program. The LRP will pay up to $35,000 of your educational loan debt each year if you commit to doing at least two years of biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit institution. Just listen to the slogan: "You do the research. NIH will repay your student loans."

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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.