An international team of researchers reports on genome of the African green monkey or vervet, Chlorocebus aethiops, in Genome Research this week. The team then compared this new C. aethiops genome to those of other primates to find a high level of sequence conservation between it and humans and macaques.

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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.