This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, an international research team reports the results of a large-scale genome-wide association study (GWAS) of glioma, identifying new risk loci for two different forms of the disease that point to a polygenic basis of susceptibility. The scientists performed a meta-analysis of existing GWASs, as well as conducted two new GWASs, which totaled more than 12,000 cases and 18,000 controls.

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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.