In the New York Times science section today, the focus is on sex and attraction. Nicholas Wade contributes a piece about how "human sexual behavior is not a free-form performance, biologists are finding, but is guided at every turn by genetic programs," he writes.

 

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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.