Icelandic singer Bjork released an album in October called Biophilia, and Bjork appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report this week to promote the album, which she says is an exploration of science and nature, reports the Huffington Post. She performed a song from the album, Cosmology — a song that centers around the creation of life and explores both creation myths and the big bang theory.

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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.