A spate of research fraud and misconduct cases have caught people's attention "because scientists are supposed to occupy a moral high ground when it comes to the search for truth about nature," writes Alok Jha at The Guardian. While science is supposed to be a self-correcting exercise, Jha adds that those corrections can be slow to arise and in the meantime can mislead scores of researchers.

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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.