Prosecutors in Massachusetts have used DNA phenotyping to put together a sketch of a suspect in a 1992 murder case, the Associated Press reports.

Lisa Ziegart, a teacher's aide, disappeared in April 1992 from her second job at a card and gift store, where she was working the night shift alone. Her body was found four days later in a wooded area a few miles away. She had been raped and stabbed, the AP says.

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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.