On the Dole

California gave out nearly $45 million for stem cell research last Friday -- far exceeding the amount spent by the federal government. In this round of grant awards authorized by Prop 71, researchers at Stanford received a total of $8 million to fund their projects. More funds are to be doled out next month.

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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.