Agreement Ahead?

The post has been updated to clarify that Lamar Smith, not Lamar Alexander, is the House science committee chair.

After years of back-and-forth between Congress and the National Science Foundation, ScienceInsider reports that a ceasefire might be in the offing.

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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.