This Week in PLOS

University of Florida researchers looked at genetic variation in lice in the context of louse ecotype and the infected human population in a PLOS One study. Investigators turned to genomic analyses to find 15 louse microsatellite markers that they subsequently used to genotype head and clothing lice from nearly 100 individuals in North America, Central America, Asia, and Europe.

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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.