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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Buffered Qualitative Stability explains the robustness and evolvability of transcriptional networks

    Luca Albergante et al.
    The theory of Buffered Qualitative Stability uses the importance of biological robustness to explain many features of gene regulatory networks in a wide range of organisms, and has implications for diverse biological phenomena including the ability of bacteria and cancer cells to ‘loosen’ their robustness and hence evade treatment.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Deployment of a retinal determination gene network drives directed cell migration in the sea urchin embryo

    Megan L Martik, David R McClay
    The gene regulatory network controlling directed cell migration in a sea urchin is strikingly similar to a sub-circuit for eye development in Drosophila, suggesting that ancient systems-level controls may be adapted for diverse functions in different animals.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide errant targeting by Hairy

    Kurtulus Kok et al.
    Pervasive ‘futile cycling’ by chromatin-modifying factors suggests a mechanism for creating new links in gene regulatory networks.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Gene regulatory network plasticity predates a switch in function of a conserved transcription regulator

    Isabel Nocedal et al.
    Rapid evolutionary rewiring of the meiosis transcription network facilitated a switch in the function of a master regulator from regulating meiosis to regulating biofilm formation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Early asymmetric cues triggering the dorsal/ventral gene regulatory network of the sea urchin embryo

    Vincenzo Cavalieri, Giovanni Spinelli
    During early embryogenesis of the sea urchin, asymmetrical positioning of the dorsal/ventral organizer relies upon the suppression of organizer activities in dorsal blastomeres by the Hbox12 homeodomain-containing repressor.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Gene Regulation: Spreading good news

    Jeffrey A Fawcett, Hideki Innan
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Science Forum: The single-cell eQTLGen consortium

    MGP van der Wijst et al.
    The single-cell eQTLGen consortium aims to pinpoint the cellular contexts in which disease-causing genetic variants affect gene expression and its regulation.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The role of structural pleiotropy and regulatory evolution in the retention of heteromers of paralogs

    Axelle Marchant et al.
    Regulatory evolution allows paralogs to escape from strucural pleiotropy.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Control of neural crest multipotency by Wnt signaling and the Lin28/let-7 axis

    Debadrita Bhattacharya et al.
    The developmental potential of neural crest stem cells is regulated by a post-transcriptional mechanism that operates in a position-dependent manner.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Genes associated with ant social behavior show distinct transcriptional and evolutionary patterns

    Alexander S Mikheyev, Timothy A Linksvayer
    Genes associated with age-based division of labor in ants exist in distinct regulatory and evolutionary contexts; genes up-regulated in young nurses are loosely connected and rapidly evolving while genes up-regulated in old foragers are highly connected and conserved.