CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--BioInform has learned that Biogen here is in the process of organizing a new bioinformatics department under Joseph Rosa, director of research. A spokeswoman for the biopharmaceutical company declined to provide any details about the new department, such as its expected staffing or budget.

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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.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.