While cancer has been cured in lab mice, such therapies often fail in human trials, which has some calling into question the usefulness of mice as model organisms, Discover's The Crux blog 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.