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Highlights

    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Noncoding RNA and aging

    Filipa Carvalhal Marques, Igor Ulitsky
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A nuclear passport for HIV

    Lorena Zuliani-Alvarez, Greg J Towers
    1. Neuroscience

    Studying gap junctions with PARIS

    Daniel R Kick, David J Schulz
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Beyond protein-coding genes

    Anna Lozano-Ureña, Sacri R Ferrón

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Latest articles

    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Brain Networks: Modeling breathing rhythms

    Jan-Marino Ramirez, Nathan A Baertsch
    Computational models are helping researchers to understand how certain properties of neurons contribute to respiratory rhythms.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Population Genetics: Why structure matters

    Nick Barton et al.
    Great care is needed when interpreting claims about the genetic basis of human variation based on data from genome-wide association studies.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Melanoma: Accelerating cancer without mutations

    Douglas E Brash
    Mice get melanoma faster when they have common, inherited variants in a few genes that control cell-wide changes but also respond to the environment.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Microbiome: Does disease start in the mouth, the gut or both?

    Andrei Prodan et al.
    Oral bacteria colonize the gut more frequently than previously thought.
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  1. Izumi Fukunaga viewing the Okinawan cherry blossoms

    First Paper As PI: Izumi Fukunaga

    Time management can be a challenge for a new faculty member – but the science is rewarding.
  2. A series of articles on the philosophy of biology

    Philosophy of Biology

    Curated by Helga Groll
    A series of articles offering philosophical perspectives on the life sciences.
  3. Patricia Cabezas

    Interview: Diving into science management

    Patricia Cabezas explains how science management roles require many of the transferable skills developed during the PhD and postdoc.
  4. Philosophy of Biology: Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid

    Fredrik Andersen et al.
    Scientists should be aware of the non-empirical assumptions that influence all kinds of research.
  5. Philosophy of Biology: Understanding regeneration at different scales

    Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein
    To understand how regeneration works across the different scales of living systems, we first need to identify the essential components underlying this process.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Philosophy of Biology: Towards a classification of stem cells

    Lucie Laplane, Eric Solary
    The occurrence, progression and treatment of cancer may be linked to changes in the nature of stemness.