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  1. Research: Publication bias and the canonization of false facts

    Silas Boye Nissen et al.
    Publication bias, in which positive results are preferentially reported by authors and published by journals, can restrict the visibility of evidence against false claims and allow such claims to be canonized inappropriately as facts.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Modeling evolutionary transitions in social insects

    Michael Doebeli, Ehab Abouheif
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    1. Developmental Biology
    Ciona intestinalis illustration

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: An organismal perspective on C. intestinalis development, origins and diversification

    Matthew J Kourakis, William C Smith
    The life cycle and morphology of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis shed light on vertebrate evolution.
  2. Point of View: Science, art, society and Klimt’s University of Vienna paintings

    Alberto E Pereda
    A set of paintings by Gustav Klimt highlights ongoing tensions in the relationships between art, science and society.
  3. Philosophy of Biology: Understanding regeneration at different scales

    Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein
    To understand how regeneration works across the different scales of living systems, we first need to identify the essential components underlying this process.
    1. Neuroscience

    Serial Behaviour: What can fruit flies teach us about karate?

    Helen H Yang, Thomas R Clandinin
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    1. Neuroscience

    Science Writing Competition: How does the brain process rhythm?

    Elizabeth Kirkham
    A region of the brain called the putamen has a central role in our ability to keep a beat in our head.
    1. Cell Biology

    Retinoblastoma Protein: Disruptive influence

    Giulio Cossu et al.
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  4. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cell Biology: New twists in the unfolded protein response

    Benedict C S Cross, David Ron
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