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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Phenotypic Diversity: Setting the bar

    Charles Y Feigin, Ricardo Mallarino
    Analyzing the genomes of rock pigeons demonstrates that genetic variation comes in many forms and can have unexpected origins.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Pancreatic Cell Fate: To be or not to be

    Zhe Zhang, Elisabeth Hessmann
    Chromatin remodeling processes can drive acinar cell fate decisions.
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  1. Living Science: The voice of evidence

    Eve Marder
    In an era in which evidence is being disregarded, scientists need to speak up in support of the pursuit for truth.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Alzheimer’s Disease: The two shapes of the Tau protein

    Jeffery W Kelly
    Tau proteins can convert from an inert shape to a misfolded shape that seeds the growth of fibers that contribute to the pathology of Alzheimer's disease.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Cell Division: Shining light on spindle positioning

    Andrea Serra-Marques, Sophie Dumont
    Optogenetic approaches are leading to a better understanding of the forces that determine the plane of cell division.
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  2. Episode 48: June 2018

    In this episode, we hear about why we always have space for dessert, how collecting seeds from large areas could help restoration projects, gut bacteria, the placebo effect and toxoplasmosis.
  3. Career opportunities: Beyond Academia

    Graduate students at UC Berkeley aim to empower PhD students and postdocs to expand their career options beyond the traditional academic track.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Genome Evolution: We are not so special

    Zachary R Lewis, Casey W Dunn
    New sequence data from choanoflagellates improves our understanding of the genetic changes that occurred along the branch of the evolutionary tree that gave rise to animals.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Metabolism: Division of labor in bacteria

    Alma Dal Co et al.
    The emergence of subpopulations that perform distinct metabolic roles has been observed in populations of genetically identical bacteria.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Predictive regulation and human design

    Peter Sterling
    Why does the human regulatory system, which evolution tuned for small satisfactions, now constantly demand 'more'?