Eva Amsen at Expression Patterns posted an informal poll for her readers, asking whether they prefer talks or poster presentations at scientific meetings. At her blog, Amsen presents — on a poster — data and comments to suggest that, while both are useful, talks trump posters.

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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.