This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international team of researchers presents the sequence of the barley genome. Though barley is one of the first grains to be cultivated, its genome has been difficult to sequence due to features such as repetitive elements and large pericentromeric regions almost entirely devoid of meiotic recombination.

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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.