Here's a cheery article from the UK's Guardian about an impending battle over genetically modified crops. Ag company BASF is preparing to plant a field of GM potatoes, and the article says "a group of anti-GM campaigners" has already pledged to prevent that from happening. The company tried something similar last year and opponents ripped up the crop "in an overnight raid."

 

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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.