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While many researchers say that human germline engineering is probably inevitable, they also express concerns about its use, both from a technical and an ethical perspective. Nature Biotechnology contacted 50 researchers, asking them what they thought about the use of CRISPR-Cas9 for human germline engineering; 26 researchers replied to their queries.

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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.