This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, a Nanjing Agricultural University-led team used genomics and transcriptomics to evaluate an aggressive strain of the rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae isolate 98-06. From the genes identified — and their expression patterns — the researchers narrowed in on 1.4 million bases of sequence that are present in 98-06, but missing in a previously sequenced reference strain of the rice blast pest.

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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.