Here's a cringe-worthy story from the Wall Street Journal about new tactics from opponents of evolution -- specifically, how critics have taken to lobbying state legislators to pass so-called academic freedom bills "that would encourage or require public-school teachers to cast doubt on a cornerstone of modern science," the article says. "The common goal: To expose more students to articles and videos that undercut evolution."

 

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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.