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Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    In sync with the heart

    Aleksandra M Herman
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    How vertebrates got their bite

    Thomas F Schilling, Pierre Le Pabic
  1. Talking Points: A Series of Interviews

    Edited by Helga Groll et al.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A low-cost bioreactor

    Vishhvaan Gopalakrishnan, Dena Crozier ... Jacob G Scott
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Advocacy and activism for scientists

    Fernando Racimo, Elia Valentini ... Julia B Halder

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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Kin selection spreads

    James P Higham
    By spending more time around infants which physically resemble their own, mandrill mothers may increase how frequently their offspring interact with their paternal half siblings.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Science Forum: A low-cost, open-source evolutionary bioreactor and its educational use

    Vishhvaan Gopalakrishnan, Dena Crozier ... Jacob G Scott
    The EVolutionary biorEactor (EVE) can be built for less than $200, and can be used to evaluate microbial population dynamics in the lab and to teach evolution in high schools.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mechanosensing Dendrites: The elegance of prickly sensations

    Bibi Nusreen Imambocus, Peter Soba
    Neurons sensing harmful mechanical forces in the larvae of fruit flies have a striking architecture of dendrites that are optimized to detect pointy objects.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Perception: In sync with the heart

    Aleksandra M Herman
    People actively adjust how they acquire sensory information, such as tactile cues, based on how their bodily functions alter their senses.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: How vertebrates got their bite

    Thomas F Schilling, Pierre Le Pabic
    A newly discovered enhancer region may have allowed vertebrates to evolve the ability to open and close their jaws.
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  1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A guide for writing anti-racist tenure and promotion letters

    The A4BL Anti-racist Tenure Letter Working Group
    Acknowledging the often underappreciated contributions Black and other marginalized scholars make to academia can help us build a more inclusive culture.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Gene Interactions: Developing a taxonomy for colorectal cancer

    Jiansong Fang, Dawei Wang, Xiude Fan
    Analyzing how gene interaction networks are perturbed in individuals can help identify different types of colorectal cancers, paving the way towards personalized care.
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  2. Science and Politics: The fight for evolution

    N Ezgi Altınışık
    As the Turkish government intensified its attacks on the theory of evolution, the academic community rallied to push back. A researcher recounts how she decided to join them.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Antimicrobial Resistance: Adapt or perish

    Rohan BH Williams
    Microbial communities in wastewater treatment plants provide insights into the development and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Hippocampus: Connecting to the long axis

    Bryan A Strange
    New study reveals how various regions of the human cortex connect to the hippocampus along its longer anterior-posterior axis, shedding light on the way this structure is functionally organized.
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