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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The turquoise killifish

    Martin Reichard, Matej Polačik
    1. Cancer Biology

    Hormone resistance in breast cancer

    Suzanne E Wardell et al.
    1. Plant Biology

    Gene-edited plants on trial

    Jean-Denis Faure, Johnathan A Napier

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  1. Scientific Publishing: Progress and promise

    Randy Schekman
    As he prepares to step down as the Editor-in-Chief of eLife, Randy Schekman reflects on the origins of the journal, the eLife approach to peer review, and current challenges in scientific publishing.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Protein Evolution: Building bigger beta-barrels

    Vikas Nanda
    The range of barrel-shaped proteins found in the outer membrane of certain bacteria evolved through multiple pathways.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Solving a specificity mystery

    Sanduo Zheng, Andrew C Kruse
    Differences in the kinetics of G protein activation can explain why only some receptors can activate potassium ion channels called GIRKs.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Breast Cancer: Targeting mutant estrogen receptors

    Suzanne E Wardell et al.
    A drug used in hormone replacement therapy can target estrogen receptors that have become resistant to breast cancer treatments.
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  2. Ekaterina Streltsova

    Global Science: Get grants or perish

    Despite the limited range of grants available in Russia, the careers of many researchers depend on this funding.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Carboxysomes: How bacteria arrange their organelles

    Emilia Mauriello
    The structures responsible for photosynthesis in bacteria use the nucleoid and two unique proteins as a scaffold to position themselves.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Meta-Research: Why we need to report more than 'Data were Analyzed by t-tests or ANOVA'

    Tracey L Weissgerber et al.
    Many papers in basic biomedical science do not contain the information that is needed to determine what statistical tests were used and to verify the results of these tests.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Nothobranchius furzeri, an 'instant' fish from an ephemeral habitat

    Martin Reichard, Matej Polačik
    The turquoise killifish from ephemeral pools in African savannah combines extremely short lifespan with a standard vertebrate body plan – ideal attributes for a laboratory animal.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sexual Differentiation: A matter of timing

    Michael W Perry, Claude Desplan
    A genetic pathway involved in development works together with the sex-determination pathway to control the timing of sexually dimorphic neural development in C. elegans.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Glutamate Receptors: Family matters

    Mark L Mayer, Timothy Jegla
    Genome sequence data from a range of animal species are raising questions about the origins of glutamate receptors.
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