Pundits expect the US House of Representatives to get back to a bill endorsing broader federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells, according to this article from Scientific American. It could be voted on as early as tomorrow, with the Senate following shortly thereafter.

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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.