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  1. COVID-19 and the Research Community: The challenges of lockdown for early-career researchers

    Nicola Byrom
    Thousands of UK doctoral students and early-career researchers shared the repercussions of lockdown on their work and wellbeing.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Discovery and Translation of Cancer Immunology: A Special Issue

    Edited by Jeffrey Settleman et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of the immune response to cancer cells.
  2. Scientist and Parent: Learning lessons from a toddler

    Madhumala K Sadanandappa
    Struggling to get her research project up and running in a new country, a mother gets inspiration from her young daughter.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Homing Genetic Elements: Mobile DNAs and switching mating types in yeast

    Laura N Rusche
    The gene that allows budding yeast cells to switch their mating type evolved from a newly discovered family of genes named weird HO.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Aging and Geroscience: Putting epigenetic biomarkers to the test for clinical trials

    Jamie N Justice, Stephen B Kritchevsky
    Reliable biomarkers are needed to test the effectiveness of interventions intended to improve health and extend lifespan.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Meta-Research: A 10-year follow-up study of sex inclusion in the biological sciences

    Nicole C Woitowich et al.
    Sex-inclusive research practices have increased in many biological disciplines over the past decade, yet critical sex-based analyses and reporting have remained stagnant in most of these disciplines.
    1. Neuroscience

    Memory: How the brain constructs dreams

    Erin J Wamsley
    Deep inside the temporal lobe of the brain, the hippocampus has a central role in our ability to remember, imagine and dream.
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  3. Racism in Science: We need to act now

    Michael B Eisen
    eLife, like the rest of science, must tackle the many inequalities experienced by Black scientists.
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  4. Blue and black pixels

    Episode 66: May 2020

    In this episode we hear about sparrows, cave-dwelling fish, COVID-19 in hospital staff, anti-fungal drugs and lack of insect diversity in soil.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

    Luke Kemp et al.
    20 emerging issues in bioengineering that will have profound impacts on society have been identified.