This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by scientists from North Carolina State University report data suggesting that, in fruit flies, parents genetically diversify their offspring to boost their chances of survival against parasites. They exposed fruit flies that had been bred with an identifiable mutation with bacteria and then allowed them to mate. The investigators discovered a higher proportion of recombinant offspring from infected insects than those from a control group.

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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.