How much would you pay to make a bunch of biologists refer to a Latin-ized version of your name? The Chicago Tribune reports on a growing trend to sell the naming rights for newly discovered species. In the latest instance, "Purdue University researchers will be auctioning off the naming rights to seven recently discovered types of bats [and two] Amazonian turtles," the article says.

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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.