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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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.