The New York Times has an article about the growing need for massive-scale data handling and analysis at universities. "Better telescopes and genome sequencers are as much to blame for this data glut as are faster computers and bigger hard drives," the story says, adding that most students are trained on personal computers or clusters.

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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.