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Thomas Insel will be the acting director of the newly established National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Kathy Hudson will be the acting deputy director while the US National Institutes of Health searches for a head for the new center, notes DrugMonkey at his blog.

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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.