This post has been updated to indicate that UW's Michael MacDonald was the lead author.

Researchers have homed in on a genetic glitch linked to Mauriac syndrome, which occurs in a subset of children with type 1 diabetes, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

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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.