Not Private, Private

Genetic testing information is often not as private as consumers think it is, writes Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and former associate commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration, at Forbes.

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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.