NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — GeneNews said today that it has signed up a lab services provider to expand its colon cancer risk test in Southwestern Ontario.

Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories will provide blood specimen collection services for the ColonSentry test from three of its patient service centers in London, Ontario. The company estimated that the agreement has potentially made its test available to the nearly 500,000 people in this region of Ontario who are between 50 and 79 years old.

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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.