This article has been updated from a previous version to provide more specific information about the AOAC certification of InstantLabs' assay.

Japan's Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, Life Technologies, and other collaborators have jointly developed an inexpensive and accurate DNA analysis method that can be used for quality control in eels for culinary use.

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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.