It's a strange world when biologists become celebrities. Newsweek has an article interviewing "10 of the most esteemed biologists" about the juggernaut that is life sciences. Referring to them as "The Einsteins of the 21st Century" (ugh), Newsweek's Q&A series includes Eric Lander, Lee Hood, Craig Venter, David Botstein, Svante Paabo, Phil Sharp, Rudolph Jaenisch, Kari Stefansson, George Church, and Jay Keasling.

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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.