NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of Swiss researchers reported on their de novo sequence and assembly of the Pneumocystis jirovecii genome, a fungus that causes pneumonia in immune-compromised patients, such as people with AIDS, in mBio today. The group's analyses of the fungal genome suggested that P. jirovecii may be an obligate parasite.

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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.

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