People's brains just aren't evolving as fast as they used to. Lead author Hurng-Yi Wang from Taiwan's Academia Sinica and the University of Chicago reports that, based on comparative protein analysis, the evolution of genes expressed in the brain has slowed since humans split off from chimpanzees.

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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.