Federal prosecutors in the US have filed charges against former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han after he admitted to falsifying data, the Associated Press reports.

According to investigators, Han confessed to spiking rabbit blood samples with human antibodies to make it appear that an experimental HIV vaccine was more promising than it really was.

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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.