NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – EpiCypher, a Chapel Hill, NC-based bioscience company, is preparing a new microarray for epigenetics research.

CEO Sam Tetlow told BioArray News this week that the firm is developing a chip that can be used to do lysine methylation experiments. Lysine methylation is a post-translational modification of RNA-binding proteins. The process has has been linked to a number of conditions including Alzheimer's disease.

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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.