Applera, the parent company of Applied Biosystems and Celera, last week named George Adam to its board, expanding it to 11 members. The move anticipates the retirement of some current board members during the next several years and a need for additional directors if Applied Biosystems and Celera are split into independent companies, each with its own board, Applera said in a statement.
 

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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.