NGAL

The assays measure biomarkers — NGAL and KIM-1 — that the company said will help drug developers gauge the right dose for drugs in Phase I trials, validate proof-of-concept in Phase II, and confirm efficacy and safety in Phase III studies by helping avoid kidney damage in participants.

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.