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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Intergenerational epigenetic inheritance of cancer susceptibility in mammals

    Bluma J Lesch et al.
    Genetic knockout of the histone demethylase Kdm6a in the mouse germ line leads to elevated cancer incidence in genetically wild type offspring.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    SNPC-1.3 is a sex-specific transcription factor that drives male piRNA expression in C. elegans

    Charlotte P Choi et al.
    snpc-1.3 specifies male piRNA transcription and is regulated by the sex determination pathway.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem cell heterogeneity drives the parasitic life cycle of Schistosoma mansoni

    Bo Wang et al.
    Distinct stem cell populations drive larval, somatic, and germline development of the human parasitic flatworm, Schistosoma mansoni.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Lipid-mediated regulation of SKN-1/Nrf in response to germ cell absence

    Michael J Steinbaugh et al.
    Germ cell ablation delays C. elegans aging, in part, because unconsumed fat triggers activation of the detoxification factor SKN-1/Nrf, which is regulated by lipid signals and maintains lipid homeostasis.
    1. Cell Biology

    Loss of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) impairs sperm function and male reproductive advantage in C. elegans

    Chia-An Yen et al.
    Loss of FAD stemming from cell autonomous defects in mitochondrial proline catabolism impairs sperm quality male reproductive advantage in C. elegans.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Enforcement of developmental lineage specificity by transcription factor Oct1

    Zuolian Shen et al.
    Oct1 replaces Oct4 at critical targets shortly after ESC differentiation to promote expression of lineage-specific genes and repress lineage-inappropriate genes.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Optogenetic control shows that kinetic proofreading regulates the activity of the T cell receptor

    O Sascha Yousefi et al.
    Controlling the duration of ligand binding to the T cell receptor by light shows that T cells discriminate stimulatory from non-stimulatory ligands by measuring the dynamics of ligand binding.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Cell Division: Sibling cell size matters

    Clemens Cabernard
    A motor protein called Klp10A ensures that germline stem cells in male fruit flies divide to produce two sibling cells that are equal in size.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Recombination, meiotic expression and human codon usage

    Fanny Pouyet et al.
    Variation in codon usage among functional categories of human genes is not due to selection for translation efficiency, but to differences in intragenic recombination rate, linked to variation in meiotic transcription level.