Last week, as two teams of researchers in Canada and the US drew worldwide attention for their completed draft sequences of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus genome, proteomics researchers were quietly working their end of the SARS problem.

At the Manitoba Proteomics Centre, John Wilkins, Kenneth Standing, and their colleagues sequenced two of the coronavirus proteins by mass spectrometry, one of which appears to be recognized by the immune system and could potentially become the starting point for a vaccine.

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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.