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    1. Developmental Biology

    Embryonic geometry underlies phenotypic variation in decanalized conditions

    Anqi Huang et al.
    Gene regulatory networks incorporate information of the embryonic geometrical parameters to give rise to differential individual patterning outputs under decanalized genetics backgrounds.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Distributing tasks via multiple input pathways increases cellular survival in stress

    Alejandro A Granados et al.
    Single-cell experiments and mathematical modelling show that cellular signalling networks are vulnerable to trade-offs in speed versus accuracy, but that these vulnerabilities can be overcome by distributing the two tasks to different, although interacting, subnetworks.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Assembly and positioning of actomyosin rings by contractility and planar cell polarity

    Ivonne M Sehring et al.
    Contractility wins over the polarity pathway in a tug-of-war to position a cytokinesis-like actomyosin ring at the equator of notochord cells.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The last common ancestor of animals lacked the HIF pathway and respired in low-oxygen environments

    Daniel B Mills et al.
    Sponges and ctenophores lack hypoxia-inducible factors, suggesting that the metazoan last common ancestor could have lived aerobically under severe hypoxia and did not need to regulate its transcription in response to oxygen availability.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Robust model-based analysis of single-particle tracking experiments with Spot-On

    Anders S Hansen et al.
    Spot-On is an easy-to-use website that makes a rigorous and bias-corrected modeling framework for analysis of single-molecule tracking experiments available to all.
    1. Neuroscience

    Foggy perception slows us down

    Paolo Pretto et al.
    Virtual reality experiments show that motorists slow down when driving in fog, but they speed up when visibility is reduced equally at all distances.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi

    Thomas Badet et al.
    Codon optimization through biased synonymous substitutions is a characteristic feature of the genomes of generalist fungal parasites and is associated with the colonization of multiple hosts.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Coding-independent regulation of the tumor suppressor PTEN by competing endogenous mRNAs

    Hongyan Wang et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study did not reproduce those experiments in the original paper that it attempted to reproduce.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Melanoma exosomes educate bone marrow progenitor cells toward a pro-metastatic phenotype through MET

    Jeewon Kim et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced some parts of the original paper but other parts could not be interpreted.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Biomechanical remodeling of the microenvironment by stromal caveolin-1 favors tumor invasion and metastasis

    Mee Rie Sheen et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced some parts of the original paper but other parts could not be interpreted.