European Union researchers have succeeded in their quest to amend a draft piece of EU legislation that would have impeded the use of personal health data in medical research, ScienceInsider reports.

The original version of the bill sought to standardize privacy rules regarding collecting, storing, and exchanging data across Europe, a move many researchers applauded.

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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.