'Pushing Boundaries'

China is spending a vast amount of money — some $190 billion in 2013 — to be the world leader in biomedical research, but the New York Times reports that some worry that ethical considerations are falling to wayside as pressure to produce ground-breaking research mounts.

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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.