According to a new study published in Nature, adding sugar to certain antibiotics can "boost their bacteria-battling ability," says 80beats' Valerie Ross. Sugar particularly helps the drugs wipe out the bacteria that evade treatment by going dormant when antibiotics are administered, Ross adds. The study looked at E. coli and S.

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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.