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    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Phenotypic plasticity as an adaptation to a functional trade-off

    Xiao Yi, Antony M Dean
    A plastic behavior in Escherichia coli is enabled by a single amino acid replacement in adaption to changing environments.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Predicting mosquito infection from Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte density and estimating the reservoir of infection

    Thomas S Churcher et al.
    Identifying and treating those groups of individuals that are most likely to transmit the malaria parasite to mosquitoes could help to control the spread of the disease.
  1. Media coverage: January roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in January 2018, including Science, Smithsonian magazine and The Conversation.
    1. Ecology

    Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

    Nicholas K Dulvy et al.
    One-quarter of the Chondrichthyes have an elevated risk of extinction, mainly as a result of overfishing.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Suppression of transcriptional drift extends C. elegans lifespan by postponing the onset of mortality

    Sunitha Rangaraju et al.
    A transcriptome-based metric for aging reveals a longevity mechanism that specifically prolongs the duration of young adulthood rather than slowing overall aging.