Into Smaller Pieces

A panel has advised the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to end its Large-Scale Collaborative Project Awards Program, also known as glue grants, reports ScienceInsider. The program began in 2000 as a way for NIGMS to fund large-scale biology projects involving multiple researchers at different institutes.

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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.