In a paper published online in advance in Genome Biology, a team led by investigators at Austria's Vienna University of Technology analyzes genome sequences for two biocontrol species — those which provide "a strategy for biological control of pests for plant protection" — Trichoderma atroviride and T. virens, which it compares with a T. reesei genome.

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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.