The genome browser group at the University of California, Santa Cruz has released an updated genes track for the human genome browser. The new release has 82,960 total transcripts, compared with 80,922 in the previous version and the total number of canonical genes has increased from 31,227 to 31,848.

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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.