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NextBio has tapped Farzad (Zod) Nazem to serve on its board of directors.

Prior to joining NextBio, Nazem served as Yahoo!’s chief technology officer from 1996 until he retired in 2007. He spent 11 years as vice president of the media and web server division at Oracle and was a member of the company's product divisions management committee. In addition, he has held various technical positions at Sydis and Rolm.

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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.