A Word About OWW

OpenWetWare's Lorrie LeJeune talks to Donna Wentworth at ScienceCommons about open research, the ins and outs of attribution, and why things like OpenWetWare exist. One reason, LeJeune says, is because it can. Another is that young researchers are more comfortable with the Internet and sharing ideas. "Of course, even wiki- and Facebook-savvy scientists don't share everything.

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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.