A small Wisconsin software startup is gearing up to take on IT giants like IBM and HP in the emerging clinical genomics data-management market.

PointOne Systems, a clinical bioinformatics firm founded in 2000, claims that it’s seeing steady adoption of a software system designed to integrate genetic data from patients along with their personal and family health histories and results from clinical tests to predict their risk of contracting certain diseases.

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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.