In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, investigators at The Wistar Institute report their generation of a "genome-wide inventory of non-coding and protein-coding transcripts, their promoters, and histone modification states for developing and adult cerebella using integrative, massive[ly] parallel sequencing and [a] bioinformatics approach," with which they elucidated "alternative promoters and transcriptional terminations as major sources of tran

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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.