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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    H3K9me1/2 methylation limits the lifespan of daf-2 mutants in C. elegans

    Meng Huang, Minjie Hong ... Xuezhu Feng
    The depletion of a new class of putative histone methyltransferases, including MET-2, SET-6, SET-19, SET-20, SET-21, SET-32, and SET-33, induced synergistic lifespan extension in daf-2 animals to an average lifespan nearly three times that of wild-type animals.
    1. Neuroscience

    Quantitative MRI reveals differences in striatal myelin in children with DLD

    Saloni Krishnan, Gabriel J Cler ... Kate E Watkins
    A new quantitative MRI protocol reveals reduced myelin in the striatum in children with developmental language disorder, shedding light on the brain basis of this disorder.
    1. Ecology

    Bumblebees retrieve only the ordinal ranking of foraging options when comparing memories obtained in distinct settings

    Cwyn Solvi, Yonghe Zhou ... Fei Peng
    Unlike humans and starlings which use memories of both absolute and relative information to decide between options in novel contexts, bumblebees rely only on the remembered ordinal ranking of options.
    1. Medicine

    Loss of full-length dystrophin expression results in major cell-autonomous abnormalities in proliferating myoblasts

    Maxime RF Gosselin, Virginie Mournetas ... Dariusz C Gorecki
    Loss of full-length dystrophin expression causes significant molecular and functional defects in human and mouse myoblast, thus closing the vicious cycle of DMD pathology.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Trends in female-selective abortion among Asian diasporas in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia

    Catherine Meh, Prabhat Jha
    While selective abortion of female fetuses is documented within China and India, it is also significant among Asian diaspora in Canada, US, UK and Australia, particularly among Indian diaspora for second or third births following earlier girl birth(s).
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The effect of calcium supplementation in people under 35 years old: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Yupeng Liu, Siyu Le ... Shuran Wang
    A systematic review and meta-analysis show that calcium supplementation significantly improves bone mass, implying that preventive calcium supplementation in young people (age ≤35 years) may be a shift in the window of intervention for osteoporosis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Resurrecting essential amino acid biosynthesis in mammalian cells

    Julie Trolle, Ross M McBee ... Harris H Wang
    1. Neuroscience

    Uncertainty-based inference of a common cause for body ownership

    Marie Chancel, H Henrik Ehrsson, Wei Ji Ma