By Monica Heger

This story was originally published May 14

At the Biology of Genomes conference last week, Huanming Yang, the president of BGI, announced that the institute will be sequencing and assembling the genomes of 100 vertebrates within the next one to two years as part of the Genome 10K Project.

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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.