The number of genetic counselors in the US isn't keeping pace with the demand for genetic counseling, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

After Erika Stallings decided to seek genetic testing to see if she was at increased risk of developing breast cancer — her mother had breast cancer and was found to have a BRCA2 mutation — she encountered a five-month wait to speak with a genetic counselor.

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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.