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    1. Developmental Biology

    Bimodal function of chromatin remodeler Hmga1 in neural crest induction and Wnt-dependent emigration

    Shashank Gandhi et al.
    Chromatin remodeler Hmga1 has two separable functions in neural crest development, first neural crest specification at the neural plate border and later in Wnt-dependent emigration from the neural tube.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Effects of lifelong testosterone exposure on health and disease using Mendelian randomization

    Pedrum Mohammadi-Shemirani et al.
    Long-term increased testosterone improved body composition and bone density, but lowered HDL and raised risks of hypertension, androgenic alopecia, prostate cancer, and spinal stenosis in males.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide CRISPR screens of oral squamous cell carcinoma reveal fitness genes in the Hippo pathway

    Annie Wai Yeeng Chai et al.
    Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens enable the identification of actionable vulnerabilities of oral squamous cell carcinoma, and their unique dependencies on YAP1 and WWTR1 of the Hippo pathway.
    1. Neuroscience

    A MAC2-positive progenitor-like microglial population is resistant to CSF1R inhibition in adult mouse brain

    Lihong Zhan et al.
    A hidden population of microglial progenitors with distinct transcriptomic signatures are among homeostatic microglia in adult mouse brain.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Adrenergic activation modulates the signal from the Reissner fiber to cerebrospinal fluid-contacting neurons during development

    Yasmine Cantaut-Belarif et al.
    The Reissner fiber in the cerebrospinal fluid is required for a signal integrated by developing sensory neurons and modulated by catecholamines to control the embryo posterior axis morphogenesis.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Global landscape of phenazine biosynthesis and biodegradation reveals species-specific colonization patterns in agricultural soils and crop microbiomes

    Daniel Dar et al.
    Computational approach quantifies the abundance of phenazine-antibiotic producing and biodegrading bacteria in diverse soil and plant-associated habitats.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Drivers and sites of diversity in the DNA adenine methylomes of 93 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex clinical isolates

    Samuel J Modlin et al.
    Fully assembled DNA methylomes from phylogeographically diverse clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates reveals 'intercellular mosaic methylation' as a source of epigenetic diversity.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Sex-based differences in clearance of chronic Plasmodium falciparum infection

    Jessica Briggs et al.
    Lower malaria prevalence in females does not appear to be due to lower rates of infection but rather due to faster clearance of asymptomatic infections.