Nuffield Council

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has released a number of recommendations for personalized medicine and consumer genomics testing in order to help the public avoid the possible pitfalls of genetic testing.

The Nuffield Council is seeking comments on whether direct-to-consumer genetic tests need to be regulated.

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.