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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Filovirus receptor NPC1 contributes to species-specific patterns of ebolavirus susceptibility in bats

    Melinda Ng et al.
    NPC1 is a genetic determinant of filovirus susceptibility in bats, and some variations in bat NPC1 may reflect host adaptations to reduce filovirus replication and virulence.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Coupling adaptive molecular evolution to phylodynamics using fitness-dependent birth-death models

    David A Rasmussen, Tanja Stadler
    A new model describes how adaptive molecular evolution shapes phylogenetic trees and can be used to estimate the fitness effects of mutations from phylogenies.
  1. Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain

    A roundup of media coverage generated by a recent paper by Siuda-Krzywicka, Bola et al., including The Economist, IFLScience and more.
  2. Infection, statistics and public health: an interview with Alicia Rosello

    Alicia Rosello grew up in Brussels and is now studying a PhD at University College London funded by Public Health England researching antibiotic resistance in care homes for the elderly. She has also worked on studying Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptive Evolution: At the mercy of viruses

    Claus O Wilke, Sara L Sawyer
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    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.
    1. Ecology

    Point of View: A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

    Bonnie C Wintle et al.
    Horizon scanning has been used to identify opportunities and risks presented by 20 emerging issues in the field of biological engineering.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Phylogeny: Are arthropods at the heart of virus evolution?

    Gytis Dudas, Darren J Obbard
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