RXi Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has signed a deal giving the European Union distribution rights to its investigational anti-scarring drug RXI-109 to UK-based Ethicor.

According to RXi, Ethicor will be able to supply the drug before it receives regulatory clearance under EU legislation that allows authorized health care professionals to administer such agents to individual special-needs patients under their care. The unapproved drug may not be marketed to doctors, however.

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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.

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