NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker today said that revenues for its fourth quarter rose 9 percent year over year, and it beat the average analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines.

Despite the strong finish to the year, a company official said on a conference call following the release of the results that restructuring initiatives are expected to result in layoffs this year.

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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.