Darren Platt has left the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute and will join consumer genotyping startup 23andMe as senior director of research on Oct. 1. At JGI, Platt was the head of the informatics department. He wrote the Forge assembly algorithm, which can handle DNA sequence data from different platforms.
 

 

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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.