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  1. Point of View: Unbridle biomedical research from the laboratory cage

    Garet P Lahvis
    Recent advances in technology now make it possible to carry out biomedical research on animals living in the wild, or captive animals living in naturalistic conditions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Prediction Error: The expanding role of dopamine

    Bradley B Doll, Nathaniel D Daw
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  2. Living Science: The truth is in the distribution

    Indira M Raman
    There may be as many ways to think about the experience of women in science as there are women in science.
  3. Point of View: Telling it like it is

    Alison Woollard
    Following a year of public engagement activities associated with the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Alison Woollard explains why scientists need to communicate with the public.
    1. Neuroscience

    Animal Models of Disease: Fly model causes neurological rethink

    Madhumala K Sadanandappa, Mani Ramaswami
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The house sparrow in the service of basic and applied biology

    Haley E Hanson et al.
    The house sparrow, one of the most ubiquitous birds in the world, is now used extensively in studies across disciplines in the life sciences.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Science Forum: The Human Cell Atlas

    Aviv Regev et al.
    Advances in techniques for analysing single cells and tissues have inspired an international effort to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells - the fundamental units of life - as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Biofilms: Flipping the switch

    Xavier Pierrat, Alexandre Persat
    A structural switch controls the architecture of Vibrio cholerae biofilms by mediating the interactions between two matrix components.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

    John Aach et al.
    Guidelines governing research into embryos need to be updated in a way that reflects the moral status of synthetic human entities generated using the methods of synthetic biology.