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The principal investigator of a clinical trial evaluating a drug is facing insider-trading charges, reports Pharmalot's Ed Silverman.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that, in two separate incidents, Edward Kosinski from St. Vincent's Medical Center in Connecticut sold shares of Regado Biosciences based on information he learned as PI, Silverman 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.