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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The effects of a deleterious mutation load on patterns of influenza A/H3N2's antigenic evolution in humans

    Katia Koelle, David A Rasmussen
    Deleterious mutations slow down flu's antigenic evolution, make it more punctuated in nature, and reduce the virus's genetic diversity.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    RNA chaperones buffer deleterious mutations in E. coli

    Marina Rudan et al.
    The overexpression of RNA chaperones, including several DEAD box RNA helicases, enhances the fitness of mutationally compromised E. coli strains.
    1. Neuroscience

    A deleterious Nav1.1 mutation selectively impairs telencephalic inhibitory neurons derived from Dravet Syndrome patients

    Yishan Sun et al.
    A human cellular model of a prototypical form of intractable childhood epilepsy supports selective impairment of inhibitory neurons as a key pathophysiological mechanism.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Neutral Evolution: The randomness that shapes our DNA

    Kelley Harris
    Just 5% of the human genome is subject to neutral evolution but this process remains central to understanding the history of human migration across the Earth.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gene Variation: The double-edged sword of evolution

    Etty Kruzel-Davila, Karl Skorecki
    Two gene variants provide different levels of protection against sleeping sickness, but this comes with an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Melanoma: Accelerating cancer without mutations

    Douglas E Brash
    Mice get melanoma faster when they have common, inherited variants in a few genes that control cell-wide changes but also respond to the environment.
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    1. Plant Biology

    Point of View: Europe’s first and last field trial of gene-edited plants?

    Jean-Denis Faure, Johnathan A Napier
    The reclassification of gene editing as "GM" will impact on European plant sciences, making it more difficult to validate new traits in field trials and drive forward innovation.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomics: The early days of late blight

    Paul RJ Birch, David EL Cooke
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