NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – When President Barack Obama included over $1 billion in the federal stimulus spending bill in February to study which healthcare treatments are most beneficial for most patients and most cost-effective, he signaled that comparative effectiveness research likely will be part of his administration's effort to change the healthcare system.

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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.