By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK next-generation sequencing sample prep firm Population Genetics Technologies today said it has been awarded $1.2 million to collaborate with Cardiff University in Wales on a large scale two-year study of genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease.

The Translation Award is being given by the Wellcome Trust.

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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.