OB/GYN

CEO Peter Meldrum said at a conference this week that Myriad's sales force "provides doctors [with] the tools to do counseling" in-house, and as a result, physicians can bill insurers directly for the service.

More OB/GYN sales reps, expanded direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns, and more company-hired physicians reaching out to other doctors are a few “initiatives [that] will be beneficial to the company in combating this weak economy,” Myriad CEO Peter Meldrum said during an earnings call this week.

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.