By Turna Ray

This article was posted May 27.

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended this week that the National Health Service should pay for AstraZeneca's non-small cell lung cancer drug Iressa in the first-line treatment setting if patients test positive for epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase mutations and if the drug developer provides the drug at a fixed price.

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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.