Sandra Porter at Discovering Biology in a Digital World blogs about the shortage of lab technicians in life sciences and the surplus of PhD-level scientists in the field. She discusses why "having a PhD could make job searching harder" and why it's becoming more difficult to hire technicians.

 

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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.