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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research: A comprehensive and quantitative exploration of thousands of viral genomes

    Gita Mahmoudabadi, Rob Phillips
    A compendium of critical genomic numbers for viruses through the lenses of different viral classification systems.
  1. Research: Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature

    Daniel S Himmelstein et al.
    The availability of almost all articles from toll access journals in the Sci-Hub repository will disrupt scholarly publishing towards more open models.
  2. Research: Gender bias in scholarly peer review

    Markus Helmer et al.
    Gender-bias in peer reviewing might persist even when gender-equity is reached because both male and female editors operate with a same-gender preference whose characteristics differ by editor-gender.
  3. Point of View: Unbridle biomedical research from the laboratory cage

    Garet P Lahvis
    Recent advances in technology now make it possible to carry out biomedical research on animals living in the wild, or captive animals living in naturalistic conditions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tumor Angiogenesis: Taking aim at Sox18

    Injune Kim, Gou Young Koh
    A small molecule called Sm4 can disrupt interactions involving a transcription factor called Sox18, while having little impact on other members of the SoxF family.
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    1. Cell Biology

    mRNA Decay: How cells kill a "killer" messenger

    Cosmin Saveanu, Alain Jacquier
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    1. Cell Biology

    Retinoblastoma Protein: Disruptive influence

    Giulio Cossu et al.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Microscopy: Cryo-EM enters a new era

    Werner Kühlbrandt
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  4. Research: Financial costs and personal consequences of research misconduct resulting in retracted publications

    Andrew M Stern et al.
    In the first study attempting to formally quantify the deleterious impact of research misconduct on funding sources and publication output, we found that misconduct accounts for a small but substantial portion of American biomedical science funding dollars and damages the productivity and rate of funding acquisition of those who commit misconduct.
  5. Research Culture: A survey of travel behaviour among scientists in Germany and the potential for change

    Verena Haage
    A survey of scientists working in Germany reveals that most already travel to conferences in a sustainable manner and would be willing to make further changes to protect the environment.