ELIXIR

Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.

The European Union is ponying up €19 million to support ELIXIR implementation through a four-year program that starts in September.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Italy has signed up to be a partner in the European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) project, an effort to create a hub to house and share genomic, proteomic, and other biological research information across Europe.

ELIXIR is led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and kicked off last year with €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in funding from the European Commission.

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.