Fluidigm said this week that single-cell genomics applications and production genotyping continued to serve as the primary growth drivers for the company, helping first-quarter revenues spike 33 percent year over year.

As in recent quarters, about 40 percent of Fluidigm's revenues were driven by single-cell genomics applications, an area that the company has embraced as its sweet spot in the last few years, CEO Gajus Worthington said during a conference call yesterday following the release of Fluidigm's financial results.

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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.