This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from Germany, Switzerland, the US, and France used RNA interference screening to demonstrate that nuclear envelope breakdown is needed for human papillomavirus type 16 to be imported into the cell's nucleus. The team's two-step, high throughput screen indicated that HPV16 import hinges on interactions between the virus and host chromatin features, as well as nuclear envelope breakdown at the mitotic stage of the cell cycle.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.