Pay disparity between men and women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has caught the attention of the satirical news site The Onion.

This "news story" recounts an initiative to lure girls and young women into STEM careers where they can be vastly some $4,000 less, on average, than their male peers.

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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.