Plans for the NIH

Francis Collins appeared on C-SPAN's Newsmakers to discuss his priorities for NIH, which include translating basic genetic findings into the clinic, a global health agenda, and developing a scientific basis for healthcare reform.

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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.