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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A genome-wide view of the de-differentiation of central nervous system endothelial cells in culture

    Mark F Sabbagh, Jeremy Nathans
    In vitro culture of brain endothelial cells leads to a rapid loss of the blood-brain barrier transcriptional and accessible chromatin landscapes that is resistant to the effects of beta-catenin stabilization.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Mechanisms of iron- and O2-sensing by the [4Fe-4S] cluster of the global iron regulator RirA

    Ma Teresa Pellicer Martinez et al.
    Molecular details of how the iron–sulfur cluster cofactor of a bacterial global iron regulatory protein simultaneously senses iron and O2 are revealed by mass spectrometry and spectroscopy.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A cell cycle-independent, conditional gene inactivation strategy for differentially tagging wild-type and mutant cells

    Sonal Nagarkar-Jaiswal et al.
    A conditional gene inactivation system that permits the tracking of protein expression, and creates fluorescently-labelled mutant cells in both developing and adult Drosophila tissues.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Resection is responsible for loss of transcription around a double-strand break in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Nicola Manfrini et al.
    The conversion of the ends of a double-strand break from double-stranded to single-stranded DNA, which is necessary to initiate homologous recombination, is responsible for loss of transcription and RNA polymerase occupancy around the double-strand break in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Near-infrared photoactivatable control of Ca2+ signaling and optogenetic immunomodulation

    Lian He et al.
    A near-infrared light-stimulable optogenetic platform enables remote and wireless manipulation of calcium signaling and immune responses both in vitro and in vivo to achieve tailored function.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Gene Regulation: Spreading good news

    Jeffrey A Fawcett, Hideki Innan
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Pyphe, a python toolbox for assessing microbial growth and cell viability in high-throughput colony screens

    Stephan Kamrad et al.
    An open-source python package for phenotype analyses provides a versatile, modular and user-friendly solution to determine complementary fitness-related traits from large-scale assays of microbial colonies.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Essential metabolism for a minimal cell

    Marian Breuer et al.
    A near-complete flux balance analysis model of a minimal cell demonstrates the high essentiality of its metabolic genes, agrees well with experimental essentiality data and suggests some further gene removals.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Combinations of Spok genes create multiple meiotic drivers in Podospora

    Aaron A Vogan et al.
    Members of a single gene family determine the genomic basis of multiple coexisting meiotic drive elements in natural populations of Podospora.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The transcription factor Pou3f1 promotes neural fate commitment via activation of neural lineage genes and inhibition of external signaling pathways

    Qingqing Zhu et al.
    The transcription factor Pou3f1 triggers embryonic stem cells to become neuronal progenitor cells in two ways: by activating the expression of pro-neuronal genes and by blocking external inhibitory signaling cascades.