While a study conducted by American Institute of Biological Sciences found low levels of conflict of interest among peer reviewers serving on a grant panel, most of those conflicts were unearthed by staff, rather than being reported by the researchers, the AIBS team reports in Science and Engineering Ethics.

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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.