A genetic mutation may have helped the Ebola virus infect humans during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, the New York Times reports.

Two studies appearing in Cell this week found that the virus became better adapted to human hosts, despite a 2015 Virology paper suggesting that the virus hadn't changed significantly.

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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.