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    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Synthetic Biology: Minimal cells, maximal knowledge

    Jean-Christophe Lachance et al.
    Modeling all the chemical reactions that take place in a minimal cell will help us to understand the fundamental interactions that power life.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Noncoding RNA: Aging well with Norad

    Filipa Carvalhal Marques, Igor Ulitsky
    In mice, deleting a long noncoding RNA drives premature aging.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Immunology: Identifying a nuclear passport for HIV

    Lorena Zuliani-Alvarez, Greg J Towers
    Identification of a protein that pulls HIV into the nucleus explains a key step in HIV infection.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Cell Communication: Studying gap junctions with PARIS

    Daniel R Kick, David J Schulz
    A new genetically encoded system manipulates the pH inside cells to detect whether they are coupled to each other.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Beyond protein-coding genes

    Anna Lozano-Ureña, Sacri R Ferrón
    A long non-coding RNA called lnc-NR2F1 regulates several neuronal genes, including some involved in autism and intellectual disabilities.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Insulin Receptor Binding: From venom peptides to a potential diabetes treatment

    Jiří Jiráček, Lenka Žáková
    Cone snails have evolved a variety of insulin-like molecules that may help with the development of better treatments for diabetes.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Embryonic Development: The evolution of hearing and balance

    Forrest P Weghorst, Karina S Cramer
    New genetic tools have allowed researchers to compare how the brainstem auditory and vestibular nuclei develop in embryonic chicks and mice.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Computational Psychiatry: Exploring atypical timescales in the brain

    Leonardo L Gollo
    Identifying activity imbalances in specific brain regions may help to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Human Intelligence: What single neurons can tell us

    Elaine N Miller, Chet C Sherwood
    IQ scores are correlated with the morphology and activity of certain neurons in the human temporal cortex.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Tropical Diseases: Can CRISPR help in the fight against parasitic worms?

    Paul McVeigh, Aaron G Maule
    The first reports of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in flatworms could usher in a new era of research on these dangerous human parasites.
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