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  1. Research Culture: Career choices of underrepresented and female postdocs in the biomedical sciences

    W Marcus Lambert et al.
    Mentorship, financial security and a positive sense of self-worth increase the likelihood that underrepresented minority and female postdocs will pursue a career in academia.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cortical Development: Do progenitors play dice?

    Esther Klingler, Denis Jabaudon
    The wide range of cell types produced by single progenitors in the neocortex of mice may result from stochastic rather than deterministic processes.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The Norway rat, from an obnoxious pest to a laboratory pet

    Klaudia Modlinska, Wojciech Pisula
    The rat is much more than a simple model, and a better appreciation of the natural history of wild rats would increase its value as a research organism.
  2. Point of View: Open exploration

    William Hedley Thompson et al.
    There is a clear need to encourage exploratory research within the framework of open science.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transcriptomics: Revisiting the genomes of herpesviruses

    Bhupesh K Prusty, Adam W Whisnant
    Combining integrative genomics and systems biology approaches has revealed new and conserved features in the genome of human herpesvirus 6.
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  3. Living Science: Stepping down

    Eve Marder
    As Eve Marder stands down as a Deputy Editor of eLife, she reflects on the need for journals to change and respond to their environment.
    1. Neuroscience

    Associative Learning: How nitric oxide helps update memories

    Daniel JE Green, Andrew C Lin
    Some dopaminergic neurons release both dopamine and nitric oxide to increase the flexibility of olfactory memories.
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  4. Mental Health in Academia: What about faculty?

    Hilal A Lashuel
    After two heart attacks in three years, an associate professor discusses the challenges of faculty life.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genealogy: The challenges of maintaining genetic privacy

    Shai Carmi
    Two studies suggest that a determined adversary may be able to obtain genetic information that they should not have permission to access from some genealogy databases.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Cell Competition: Counting the Minutes

    Stephano Mello, Dirk Bohmann
    A newly discovered mechanism that causes the 'Minute' phenotype in fruit flies can explain how organisms are able to eliminate the mutant cells that arise occasionally during development.
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