Pig Organs to Humans?

Using CRISPR, researchers led by Harvard Medical School's George Church have deactivated retroviruses that lurk in the pig genome, a step that brings using pig organs in transplants closer to reality, the New York Times reports.

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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.