NEW YORK, Feb 14 - For some companies -- namely those attempting to sell tools and databases claiming to have 60,000 to 120,000 human genes -- Monday's news that the genome may contain far fewer genes than previously expected may have sounded a bit harsh to the ears. 

But for others, the findings were cause for celebration.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.