The regional-pavilion setup at BIO 2002 made it even easier to notice the grumblings of Michigan-based genomics and proteomics companies. The complaint: after last year’s $100 million funding for life sciences drew companies to the area like a 21st-century gold rush, the new 2002 awards leveled out at $30 million, and a good chunk went to university programs instead of to the private sector. Of 111 proposals, just three of the awards were for private, science-based companies.

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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.