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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Carcinogenesis: Targeting the link between late pregnancy and breast cancer

    Balabhadrapatruni VSK Chakravarthi, Sooryanarayana Varambally
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  1. Cutting Edge: Science hackathons for developing interdisciplinary research and collaborations

    Derek Groen, Ben Calderhead
    Science hackathons can help academics, particularly those in the early stage of their careers, to build collaborations and write research proposals.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Retrotransposons: On the move

    Sandra L Martin
    The mechanisms by which a retrotransposon called LINE-1 duplicates itself and spreads through the human genome are becoming clearer.
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    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.
  2. Research: Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US

    Kenneth D Gibbs Jr et al.
    A systems-level analysis of the biomedical workforce in the US shows that current strategies to enhance faculty diversity are unlikely to have a significant impact, and that there is a need to increase the number of PhDs from underrepresented minority backgrounds who move on to postdoctoral positions.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Radiomics: Rethinking the role of clinical imaging

    James PB O'Connor
    Radiomics has the potential to improve the management of cancer patients, but further research is required before it can be adopted into routine clinical practice.
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  3. Point of View: How should novelty be valued in science?

    Barak A Cohen
    An over-emphasis on novelty is having detrimental effects on science.
  4. Cutting Edge: Using mobile sequencers in an academic classroom

    Sophie Zaaijer et al.
    A university genomics class provides detailed examples of how to design and execute Oxford Nanopore MinION hackathons as part of an academic curriculum.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Science Forum: An open investigation of the reproducibility of cancer biology research

    Timothy M Errington et al.
    The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will generate a high-quality dataset to explore questions about the reproducibility of research, and will make all data, analysis and other research materials openly available to the research community.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Cutting Edge: Lessons from Fraxinus, a crowd-sourced citizen science game in genomics

    Ghanasyam Rallapalli et al.
    A citizen science game reveals play interest patterns that could inform crowdsourcing experiment design.