Between Two Worlds

Howard-Yana Shapiro bridges the corporate and academic worlds, writes Edward Ortiz at the Sacramento Bee. Shapiro is both chief agricultural officer at Mars, the candy company, and a senior fellow in agricultural sciences at the University of California, Davis.

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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.