This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a multinational team of researchers publishes an analysis of the bread wheat genome, identifying genes associated with crop productivity and finding that these families have grown in size, potentially because of selection during domestication. Despite the importance of bread wheat to global human populations, the size and polyploid complexity of its genome has stymied genomic analysis.

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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.