Boston-area researchers are investigating the potential health benefits of stem cells found in teeth, says the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson, and using the cells they find to generate dental pulp that could be used to avoid painful procedures like root canals.

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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.