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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Repeated outbreaks drive the evolution of bacteriophage communication

    Hilje M Doekes et al.
    Mathematical modelling suggests that the evolution of communication between bacterial viruses requires repeated outbreak events, and the model then predicts typical communication strategies.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The pioneer factor OCT4 requires the chromatin remodeller BRG1 to support gene regulatory element function in mouse embryonic stem cells

    Hamish W King, Robert J Klose
    The chromatin remodeller BRG1 is recruited to pluripotency-associated gene regulatory elements by the pioneer transcription factor OCT4 to support further transcription factor binding and gene regulation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Super-resolution imaging of a 2.5 kb non-repetitive DNA in situ in the nuclear genome using molecular beacon probes

    Yanxiang Ni et al.
    Molecular beacon based FISH shows the capability of visualizing a 2.5 kb non-repetitive genomic DNA sequence in situ in human or mouse nuclear genome at super resolution.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    MicroRNA-deficient mouse embryonic stem cells acquire a functional interferon response

    Jeroen Witteveldt et al.
    MiRNA-mediated suppression of MAVS expression in embryonic stem cells is necessary to inactivate the type I interferon response.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Compensatory evolution drives multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Central Asia

    Matthias Merker et al.
    The genetic make-up of dominating MDR-TB clades in Central Asia is shaped by programmatic and socio-economic changes that led to fixation of resistance and bacterial fitness related mutations in the Soviet era.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The cis-regulatory effects of modern human-specific variants

    Carly V Weiss et al.
    A genome-wide catalog of the regulatory effects of variants that separate modern humans from archaic humans.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    Computational modeling identifies embolic stroke of undetermined source patients with potential arrhythmic substrate

    Savannah F Bifulco et al.
    In models reconstructed from MRI scans of patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source, computational simulations reveal that fibrosis has the intrinsic capacity to sustain arrhythmia drivers when subjected to triggered activity known to exist in patients with atrial fibrillation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Differentiating Drosophila female germ cells initiate Polycomb silencing by regulating PRC2-interacting proteins

    Steven Z DeLuca et al.
    Characterization of Drosophila female germ cell differentiation shows that nurse cells initiate Polycomb silencing by regulating Pcl and Scm levels to alter the biochemical properties of the PRC2 H3K27 methylase.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Telomere dysfunction cooperates with epigenetic alterations to impair murine embryonic stem cell fate commitment

    Mélanie Criqui et al.
    Cell lineage tracing and biochemical analysis of cell fate during murine stem cell differentiation demonstrates a specific cooperativity between perturbations in histone methylation and eroded telomeres that destabilize cell differentiation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Aurkb/PP1-mediated resetting of Oct4 during the cell cycle determines the identity of embryonic stem cells

    Jihoon Shin et al.
    The regulation of the core transcription factor Oct4 by the Aurkb-PP1 axis links the cell cycle to pluripotency programs in embryonic stem cells.