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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A map of human PRDM9 binding provides evidence for novel behaviors of PRDM9 and other zinc-finger proteins in meiosis

    Nicolas Altemose et al.
    In humans, specific sequence features can predict whether meiotic recombination occurs at sites bound by the protein PRDM9, whose DNA-binding zinc-finger domain can unexpectedly bind to gene promoters and to other copies of PRDM9.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Molecular dynamics-based refinement and validation for sub-5 Å cryo-electron microscopy maps

    Abhishek Singharoy et al.
    New hybrid structure determination methods leveraging the inherent biophysical properties of a macromolecule through molecular dynamics simulations provide accurate and cost-efficient ways of achieving atomic structures from high resolution cryo-electron density maps.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Global donor and acceptor splicing site kinetics in human cells

    Leonhard Wachutka et al.
    Transient transcriptome sequencing and kinetic modeling suggest how the kinetics and yield of RNA splicing are encoded in the human genome.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Nkx2.5 marks angioblasts that contribute to hemogenic endothelium of the endocardium and dorsal aorta

    Lyad Zamir et al.
    Live imaging coupled with cell lineage tracing in chick and mouse embryos reveal that the cardiac regulatory gene Nkx2.5 is also transiently expressed in early extra-cardiac hemogenic angioblasts that migrate to the heart, yolk sac and dorsal aorta.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Self-organized patterning of cell morphology via mechanosensitive feedback

    Natalie A Dye et al.
    Radial patterns of cell morphology in the Drosophila larval wing emerge through mechanosensitive dynamics of cell polarity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Multiple pathways of toxicity induced by C9orf72 dipeptide repeat aggregates and G4C2 RNA in a cellular model

    Frédéric Frottin et al.
    Protein aggregates resulting from mutations in C9orf72 impair different aspects of cellular quality control in the cytosol and the nucleus, but mRNA-mediated effects contribute more strongly to toxicity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Endothelial PKA activity regulates angiogenesis by limiting autophagy through phosphorylation of ATG16L1

    Xiaocheng Zhao et al.
    The cAMP-dependent protein kinase A controls the switch from actively sprouting new blood vessel formation to vessel quiescence by reducing endothelial autophagy through phosphorylation-mediated destabilisation of ATG16L1.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Competition between histone and transcription factor binding regulates the onset of transcription in zebrafish embryos

    Shai R Joseph et al.
    The relative levels of histones and transcription factors in the nucleus determine transcriptional output in zebrafish embryos.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The kinetochore prevents centromere-proximal crossover recombination during meiosis

    Nadine Vincenten et al.
    The meiotic DNA recombination landscape is locally influenced by the kinetochore to minimize potentially deleterious pericentromeric crossover recombination.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolution and cell-type specificity of human-specific genes preferentially expressed in progenitors of fetal neocortex

    Marta Florio et al.
    Transcriptomic and genomic analysis provides a resource of 50 primate-specific genes preferentially expressed in neural progenitors of fetal human neocortex, 15 of which are specific to humans.