This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international research team reports using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to deactivate a family of retroviruses within the pig genome. While pig organs hold promise for transplant medicine, the potential for porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) to infect other cells represents a key limitation.

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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.