By Monica Heger

This story was originally published Feb. 17.

Genomic Health plans to eventually move its molecular diagnostics testing platform from quantitative RT-PCR to next-generation sequencing, the company reported this month in an earnings call with investors.

Near term, Genomic Health expects next-gen sequencing to have an impact on biomarker identification, but over the next two to four years, the company plans to move the technology into its commercial development process.

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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.