The latest version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes can be found here. IMG 2.9 now contains 5,115 genomes and 6,514,244 genes. It also includes a phylogenetic tree-based genome browser, a dotplot tool for comparison studies, tools to look at horizontal gene transfer, and Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus protein expression data.

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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.