The cover paper in the latest edition of Chemistry & Biology ($) comes from William Gerwick and his colleagues at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. In the paper, the authors present a new method for determining the function of so-called "orphan gene clusters," or segments of DNA whose product is a mystery.

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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.

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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.