America Evolving?

Whether or not an Americans think that humans and other living things are products of evolutionary processes or some other means is influenced by their religious and political affiliations, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The survey finds that 60 percent of Americans believe in evolution, while 33 percent dispute evolution, roughly the same numbers as Pew found four years ago, when it last asked this question.

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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. 

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