This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Biotechnology, a multi-institute team of European researchers presents the results of a study comparing common methods for DNA methylation analysis that are compatible with routine clinical use, providing a resource for the use of such assays for biomarker development and patient care. In their study, the investigators shipped 32 reference samples to 18 labs in seven different countries, where they were analyzed using 21 locus-specific assays and six global assays.

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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.