According to LiveScience's Jeremy Hsu, incoming University of California, Berkeley, freshmen who elect to be genotyped as part of the school's controversial "Bring Your Genes to Cal" program, "may get more than they bargained for if it turns up a gene deficiency responsible for what is known as 'the Asian flush.'" Individuals of East Asian decent, Hsu notes, can have tw

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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.