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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Integrating taxonomic, functional, and strain-level profiling of diverse microbial communities with bioBakery 3

    Francesco Beghini et al.
    The bioBakery 3 platform enables improved, integrated, and strain-level analysis of microbial communities from large-scale meta-omic data.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Metazoan evolution of glutamate receptors reveals unreported phylogenetic groups and divergent lineage-specific events

    David Ramos-Vicente et al.
    The animal phylogeny of glutamate receptors indicates that vertebrate types do not account for all receptor classes originated during evolution, neither are they the pinnacle of a linear evolutive process.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Global alignment and assessment of TRP channel transmembrane domain structures to explore functional mechanisms

    Katherine E Huffer et al.
    Structure-based alignment of TRP channels enables comparison of structural changes, ion permeation pathways and ligand-binding sites and reveals over-representation of structures that represent non-conducting states.
    1. Neuroscience

    Preserved extrastriate visual network in a monkey with substantial, naturally occurring damage to primary visual cortex

    Holly Bridge et al.
    Even when the primary visual cortical area is absent bilaterally from early life, the rest of a primate visual brain can develop and function normally to support day-to-day visual behaviour.
    1. Neuroscience

    Inter-individual differences in human brain structure and morphology link to variation in demographics and behavior

    Alberto Llera et al.
    Multi-modal structural data fusion questions the specificity of fMRI-behavior associations by providing strong evidence relating human brain structure to a wide range of behavioral measures previously associated to functional connectivity.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Chromerid genomes reveal the evolutionary path from photosynthetic algae to obligate intracellular parasites

    Yong H Woo et al.
    Analysis of chromerid algal genomes reveals how apicomplexans have evolved from free-living algae into successful eukaryotic parasites via massive losses and re-inventing functional roles of genes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cognitive regulation alters social and dietary choice by changing attribute representations in domain-general and domain-specific brain circuits

    Anita Tusche, Cendri A Hutcherson
    Regulatory success operates by goal-consistent increases and decreases of distinct attribute representations in generic neural hubs and in domain-specific brain regions, explaining when and why regulatory success generalizes across domains and contexts.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Functional trade-offs and environmental variation shaped ancient trajectories in the evolution of dim-light vision

    Gianni M Castiglione, Belinda SW Chang
    The evolution of the light-sensitive visual pigment rhodopsin involved functional tradeoffs that may have sacrificed rod photosensitivity for active-state protein stability to mitigate phototoxicity in tetrapods, but not in fishes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The long non-coding RNA Dali is an epigenetic regulator of neural differentiation

    Vladislava Chalei et al.
    Dali regulates transcription of the Pou3f3 locus locally and binds and regulates active promoters in trans by modulating DNA methylation status.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Integrating images from multiple microscopy screens reveals diverse patterns of change in the subcellular localization of proteins

    Alex X Lu et al.
    100,000s of images from different growth conditions and genetic backgrounds can be integrated into proteome-scale analysis.