By Julia Karow

As Life Tech's Ion Torrent nears an early July launch for the Ion 316 chip for its Personal Genome Machine, the company last week released a dataset for an Escherichia coli genome on its website that it generated internally on the new chip. In addition, several early-access customers — including the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute — have tested the 316 chip, beating Ion Torrent's own R&D teams on throughput in some runs.

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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.

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