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The Wellcome Trust has announced that it is increasing its spending on scientific research, Nature News reports. Over the course of the next five years, the charity plans to spend £5 billion (US $7.7 billion) — an increase from its £6 billion that it spend during the past 10 years.

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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.