NEW YORK, Oct. 10 - Incyte Genomics has been selected by three prominent universities and a leading British research facility to sequence the chicken genome, Incyte recently announced.  

The Chicken Sequencing Project, as it is known, is the first significant study of avian genomics and is believed to be “a pioneer project for all avian species,” Incyte said.

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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.