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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease: Exploring risk factors at the molecular level

    Martina Rudnicki, Tara L Haas
    Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases trigger molecular changes that harm the endothelial cells in the heart, but exercise can suppress these effects.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Quantitative Genetics: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Patricia Wittkopp et al.
    eLife publishes advances in quantitative genetics, including the genetic basis of complex traits, the maintenance of genetic variation, and their roles in evolution.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Antibiotic Resistance: Bacterial evolution on demand

    Pål J Johnsen et al.
    Bacteria carry antibiotic resistant genes on movable sections of DNA that allow them to select the relevant genes on demand.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Malaria: What happens when forests fall?

    Mercedes Pascual, Andres Baeza
    Combining spatial and temporal data is helping researchers to understand how deforestation influences the risk of malaria.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Remodeling Synapses: From mice to men

    J Christian Althaus, Michael A Sutton
    All-trans retinoic acid induces functional and structural plasticity of synapses in human cortical circuits through the engagement of the spine apparatus.
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  1. Meta-Research: Weak evidence of country- and institution-related status bias in the peer review of abstracts

    Mathias Wullum Nielsen et al.
    A preregistered survey experiment spanning six disciplines has found weak evidence of bias in favour of authors from high-status countries and institutions.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    COVID-19: Rare variants increase the risk of severe COVID-19

    Frank L van de Veerdonk, Mihai G Netea
    Evidence is mounting that rare loss-of-function variants in the TLR7 gene predispose men with no medical history to severe forms of COVID-19.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Microbiome: Taming the beasts inside

    Erica P Ryu, Emily R Davenport
    Changes in diet associated with domestication may have shaped the composition of microbes found in the guts of animals.
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    1. Ecology

    Climate Classification: Exploring a new way to think about climate regions

    Barnabas H Daru
    A new system for classifying climates emerges from modeling the environmental conditions that 26,000 species of tetrapods experience in their home range.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Quarantine: Should I stay or should I go?

    Mirjam Kretzschmar, Johannes Müller
    Analysing the characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus makes it possible to estimate the length of quarantine that reduces the impact on society and the economy, while minimising infections.
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