NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GenomeWeb Index rose 3 percent in May, vastly outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index — which gained a third of a percent and lost 4 percent, respectively — and performing on par with the Nasdaq.

Stock performance in the April GenomeWeb Index was mostly positive, with 19 of the 26 stocks seeing gains and only seven seeing losses.

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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. 

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