After seeing years of flat budgets, Steven Salzberg at the blog Genefinding bemoans the lack of increased funding for the NIH, considering expectations that the new Democratic Congress would be putting more money into scientific research. In part, he says, it's a combination of anti-science politicians on the right and a scientifically illiterate public who contribute to perpetuating this lack of support.

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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.