Josh Witten at the Rugbyologist goes through the list he calls "10 Things PZ Myers Hates About You, Francis Collins" to determine if it has merit. First, Witten says, yes, Collins was part of the "biggest of BIG SCIENCE" as that's what NHGRI required, that being a "gene jockey" isn't a bad thing as Collins has been looking for the cause of human disease, and that having a biomedical focus is actually necessary for the NIH.

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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.