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  1. Scientific Publishing: A new twist on peer review

    Mark Patterson, Randy Schekman
    eLife is conducting a trial in which authors will decide how to respond to the issues raised during peer review.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Convergent Evolution: Shaping the import system of mitochondria

    Kostas Tokatlidis
    Evidence is accumulating that unrelated species have independently evolved the same way of importing proteins in their mitochondria.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    In Vitro Evolution: Rethinking the tools of the RNA world

    Antony Crisp, Thomas Carell
    An artificially evolved ribozyme can catalyse the synthesis of RNA by using trinucleotide triphosphates as building blocks.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists

    Michael F Verderame et al.
    A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
  2. Point of View: Journal clubs in the time of preprints

    Prachee Avasthi et al.
    Early-career researchers can learn about peer review by discussing preprints at journal clubs and sending feedback to the authors.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Electrophysiology: Leading the charge

    Andrew JR Plested
    A simple label-free method uses the electrical properties of cells to detect how ligands bind to membrane proteins.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Chemokines: The cell sets the tone

    Jonna Alanko, Michael Sixt
    In zebrafish larvae, it is the cell type that determines how the cell responds to a chemokine signal.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Research: Adequate statistical power in clinical trials is associated with the combination of a male first author and a female last author

    Willem M Otte et al.
    An analysis of 31,873 clinical trials shows that adequate statistical power was most often present in trials with a male first author and a female last author.
  3. Episode 47: May 2018

    In this episode, we hear about echolocation in bats, open science, a new use for aspirin, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    RNA World: Visualizing primer extension without enzymes

    John C Chaput
    X-ray crystallography has been used to observe the synthesis of RNA in the absence of enzymes with atomic resolution.
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