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Sourdough starter, the basis of many a loaf of bread, is made up of water, flour, yeast, and bacteria, and researchers are delving into samples that people from around the world have sent in to see how various starters differ and what this could mean for other microbiomes, NPR reports.

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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.

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China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

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