This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, a study looks at retrogene evolution in mammals. In scrutinizing patterns of retrogene distribution in eight mammalian genomes and four non-mammalian genomes, researchers found that there has been a burst of young retrogenes in mammals and that in these shared retrofamilies, 14 to 18 percent of functional retrogenes may have originated independently in multiple mammalian species.

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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.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will demonstrate a new approach that combines precise FFPE tumor isolation with extraction-free DNA/RNA library preparation to minimize material losses and reduce the amount of tissue input required for NGS analysis.

Sep
26
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will describe a protocol and proof-of-principle experiments for Cellular Indexing of Transcriptome and Epitopes by Sequencing (CITE-seq).