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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Development of a confinable gene drive system in the human disease vector Aedes aegypti

    Ming Li et al.
    Highly efficient and confinable split gene drives are a new tool for the control of the dengue mosquito vector.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Hair follicle stem cells regulate retinoid metabolism to maintain the self-renewal niche for melanocyte stem cells

    Zhiwei Lu et al.
    Metabolite mediates communication between stem cells and influences stem cell maintenance.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A stochastic framework of neurogenesis underlies the assembly of neocortical cytoarchitecture

    Alfredo Llorca et al.
    The specification of a very small number of progenitor cells with competence to adapt their neurogenic output to different probabilistic rules underlies the generation of distinct cortical cytoarchitectures.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Defining murine monocyte differentiation into colonic and ileal macrophages

    Mor Gross-Vered et al.
    Detailed analysis of the sequence of monocyte differentiation into distinct gut tissue macrophages provides insights into monocyte biology and can serve as a platform for the design of cell therapies.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Herpesviral lytic gene functions render the viral genome susceptible to novel editing by CRISPR/Cas9

    Hyung Suk Oh et al.
    CRISPR genome editing technology can efficiently introduce mutations into lytic and latent HSV genomes to block lytic replication and reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus genome though differential mechanisms.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neurexophilin4 is a selectively expressed α-neurexin ligand that modulates specific cerebellar synapses and motor functions

    Xiangling Meng et al.
    A combination of mouse genetics and biochemistry approaches reveals neurexophilin4 (Nxph4) as a context-specific α-neurexin ligand, which regulates Golgi-granule cell inhibitory synapses and motor functions.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of Yin and Yang isoforms of a chromatin remodeling subunit precedes the creation of two genes

    Wen Xu et al.
    Gene sharing through different isoforms can precede the formation of independent genes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Heparan sulfates are critical regulators of the inhibitory megakaryocyte-platelet receptor G6b-B

    Timo Vögtle et al.
    Heparan sulfates in the vessel wall bind and regulate signaling from the megakaryocyte/platelet-specific inhibitory receptor G6b-B, a critical regulator of platelet homeostasis.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Functional metagenomics-guided discovery of potent Cas9 inhibitors in the human microbiome

    Kevin J Forsberg et al.
    A high-throughput, activity-based selection identifies many phage-derived inhibitors of Cas9 from human fecal and oral metagenomes, with at least one inhibitor acting via a novel mechanism.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Rapid decline of bacterial drug-resistance in an antibiotic-free environment through phenotypic reversion

    Anett Dunai et al.
    Drug-resistance declines in the laboratory in an antibiotic stress-free environment, indicating that restricting antimicrobial usage in the clinics could be a useful policy.