TANFORD, Calif.--A $150 million donation made recently to Stanford University by Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape, was a "signal to other donors that an exciting thing is happening here," said James Spudich, director of Bio-X, Stanford’s fledgling program for bioengineering, biomedicine, and biosciences. Clark’s gift will fully fund construction of the Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, which will serve as a hub for the campus-wide, interdisciplinary program.

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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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