Affymetrix has stamped three bioinformatics packages with its new "GeneChip Compatible" label under a new category created for the human exon arrays that it launched this month, according to an Affy official.

Tarif Awad, a senior scientist at Affymetrix, said last month that the company was developing a way to let consumers know which bioinformatics packages would be compatible with expression data gathered using its Human Exon 1.0 ST Arrays.

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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.