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Computational and Systems Biology
Science Forum: Wikidata as a knowledge graph for the life sciences
Andra Waagmeester et al.
Wikidata is continuously-updated resource that could improve the efficiency and accuracy of research in many areas of the life and biomedical sciences.
Genetics and Genomics
Polygenic Scores: It is time to get real when trying to predict educational performance
A study of 3,500 children in the UK shows that data on socioeconomic background and previous educational achievements can better predict how students will perform at school than genetic data.
Physics of Living Systems
Animal Behavior: Whale breaching says it loud and clear
Alexander J Werth, Charles L Lemon
A whale leaping above the surface expends an enormous amount of energy, displaying its health and strength to peers and potential mates.
Episode 64: February 2020
In this episode we hear about genetic privacy, plants with three parents, using cannabis to treat endometriosis, a new type of hearing test and how we can enjoy a cuddle.
First Paper as PI: Claire Le Pichon
An experience in industry can provide a new perspective on how to run a lab as a group leader.
Research Culture: Framework for advancing rigorous research
Walter J Koroshetz et al.
Establishing a community of 'rigor champions' and building a comprehensive educational platform to teach the principles of rigorous science will help to ensure that the outputs of scientific research remain reliable and robust.
Evolution: Mapping the ancestry of primates
Ignacio Martínez, Mercedes Conde-Valverde
Structures in the inner ear can help determine the evolutionary relationship between extinct and living primates.
Human Biology and Medicine
Contraception: Stopping sperm in their tracks
Luke L McGoldrick, Jean-Ju Chung
An automated high-throughput platform can screen for molecules that change the motility of sperm cells and their ability to fertilize.
Genetics and Genomics
Aging and Longevity: Short and sweet
Coleen T Murphy
A truncated version of the only insulin receptor in
has been discovered.
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Ion Channels: A novel origin for calcium selectivity
Esteban Suárez-Delgado, León D Islas
A native calcium ion channel has been identified in bacteria for the first time.
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