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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Dual control of NAD+ synthesis by purine metabolites in yeast

    Benoît Pinson et al.
    Two distinct processes drive coordinated synthesis of purine and pyridine (NAD+) nucleotides in response to AICAR derivatives and ATP.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Nerfin-1 represses transcriptional output of Hippo signaling in cell competition

    Pengfei Guo et al.
    The zinc finger protein Nerfin-1 represses the transcriptional output of Hippo signaling in cell competition by binding to the TEA DNA-binding domain of Scalloped.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuronal reactivation during post-learning sleep consolidates long-term memory in Drosophila

    Ugur Dag et al.
    Consolidation of long-term courtship memory in Drosophila is mediated by a novel class of sleep promoting neurons that reactivates dopaminergic neurons engaged earlier in memory acquisition during post-learning sleep.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Different genetic mechanisms mediate spontaneous versus UVR-induced malignant melanoma

    Blake Ferguson et al.
    Genetic variation determines whether or not UV exposure accelerates melanoma development.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A calcium transport mechanism for atrial fibrillation in Tbx5-mutant mice

    Wenli Dai et al.
    TBX5-loss associated cardiomyocyte ectopy and atrial fibrillation is prevented by augmentation of SERCA2 activity, establishing a mechanism underlying the genetic basis for a Ca2+-dependent pathway for AF risk.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Polygenic adaptation on height is overestimated due to uncorrected stratification in genome-wide association studies

    Mashaal Sohail et al.
    Polygenic selection signals in humans estimated from previously existing GWAS should be viewed with caution due to concerns about residual population stratification.