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The frequency of retracted papers seems to be increasing "dramatically," says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article based on data from Thomson Reuters, the number of papers published has risen 44 percent since 2001, while the retraction rate has risen 15-fold.

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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.