What You Mean Is…?

The United Nations climate chief has asked scientists to use terms the public can understand, Agence France-Presse reports.

"We mortals do not understand you," the UN's Christiana Figueres said at the European Geosciences Union meeting, according to AFP. She added that the use of scientific jargon likely contributes to the public being skeptical of certain scientific findings as it struggles to parse what some terms mean.

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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.