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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics and cytology test developer Veracyte said this week that it has named Shelly Guyer to be its chief financial officer.

Guyer formerly was CFO and executive VP of finance and administration at iRhythm Technologies, and she was VP of business development and investor relations at the biotech firm Nuvelo. She also spent 17 years at JP Morgan Securities and its predecessor companies, where she led financing for large- and small-cap life sciences firms.

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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.