This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center show how the gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas 9 can be used to prevent muscle degeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The investigators removed embryos from pregnant mutant mice, injected them with CRISPR molecules designed to target and correct the dystrophin mutation, and then transferred the embryos back into wild-type female mice.

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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.