This Week in PLOS

In an essay in PLOS Biology, a team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory argues that high-throughput DNA sequencing may offer a window into the connections between neurons in the mouse brain. The team outlines the nuts and bolts of its proposed sequencing-based method, dubbed "barcoding of individual neuronal connections," or BOINC.

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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.