This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a New York University-led group of investigators present a SNP map of African rice — a cereal closely related to Asian rice and known for its resistance to abiotic stresses — from their whole-genome resequencing of 93 varieties. The study revealed a population bottleneck in African rice that began around 14,000 years ago and a long period of population size reduction likely resulting from pre-domestication management and cultivation.

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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.