DrdrA at Blue Lab Coats blogs that The Third Reviewer has added microbiology as its second discipline, and includes papers up for anonymous review from a "very small set of journals for now." In June, when the online "journal club" was launched and put neuroscience papers up for review, several bloggers contemplated

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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.