This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, an international team of researchers report that nucleolin is required for DNA methylation and the expression of rRNA gene variants in Arabidopsis thaliana. In plants with a disrupted nucleolin-like protein gene, AtNUC-L1, transcription of rRNA variants is repressed, and the most highly represented rRNA gene variant, inactive in wild-type plants, is reactivated in AtNUC-L1 mutants, the researchers write.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.