At in the Pipeline, Derek Lowe applies a Wired article on David Li's formula that allowed Wall Street to make vast amount of money (while overlooking the formula's limitations, which ultimately is crashing down around their ears) to drug discovery and development. Lowe says many of the examples in the Wired piece can be extended to that industry:

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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.