The National Center for Genome Resources is creating a sequencing center at its facilities in Santa Fe., NM, that is expected to help drive development of software for next-generation sequencing instruments.
 
This week, NCGR said that it is partnering with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to create the New Mexico Genome Sequencing Center and that it had secured $600,000 in funding from the state of New Mexico to purchase its first sequencer.
 

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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.