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    1. Ecology

    Forests benefit from tree species variety and genetic diversity

    The variety of tree species and the degree of genetic diversity within individual species both affect forest productivity.
    1. Ecology

    Dormant microbes can ‘switch on’ to cope with climate change

    A ‘species sorting’ experiment finds that microbial communities change under distinct climatic conditions by re-activating latent species that thrive at different temperatures.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Type 2 diabetes genes linked with gestational diabetes in South Asian women

    A set of genes associated with a higher risk of having type 2 diabetes could also predict gestational diabetes risk in women of South Asian descent.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Skewed X chromosome silencing may indicate chronic disease risk

    Findings suggest skewed X chromosome inactivation could increase an individual’s risk of developing chronic diseases and cancer.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Scientists reveal coronavirus drug target that could prevent immune system shut-down

    Researchers have described intricate details of a potential drug target in the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related coronaviruses.
  1. Media coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2022, including Forbes, and Nature World News.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    A gene from 28 million years ago protects today’s plants against caterpillars

    Scientists have traced back plant defence mechanisms to a single receptor that evolved over millions of years to recognise today’s diseases and pests.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary analysis shows SARS-CoV-2 variants converging

    A web-based computer platform is helping scientists use massive datasets to track the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.
  2. PREreview and eLife welcome Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's support to boost community engagement in public preprint review

    The grant will support the non-profits' efforts to create an open and inclusive ecosystem for the review and curation of preprints.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gut parasites may increase onward transmission of respiratory bugs

    A study in rabbits shows that co-infection with one or more gut parasites increases shedding of Bordetella bacterium and could increase onward transmission.

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