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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Kinetochore-independent chromosome segregation driven by lateral microtubule bundles

    Christina C Muscat et al.
    Chromosomes in C. elegans female reproductive cells segregate through motor-driven movement along lateral microtubule bundles.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The cis-regulatory effects of modern human-specific variants

    Carly V Weiss et al.
    A genome-wide catalog of the regulatory effects of variants that separate modern humans from archaic humans.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Random access parallel microscopy

    Mishal Ashraf et al.
    A new imaging modality is described that can simultaneously record from several dishes without using robotics, which enables researchers to perform high-throughput, continuous measurements on biological samples.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A cerebellar substrate for cognition evolved multiple times independently in mammals

    Jeroen B Smaers et al.
    Multiple independent directional selection events on a neural substrate that underpins domain-general associative abilities partly explains independent occurrences of complex behavior in different lineages of mammals.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Epithelial colonies in vitro elongate through collective effects

    Jordi Comelles et al.
    Spontaneous elongation of epithelial colonies is related to the orientation of the mean nematic cell elongation field, as shown and tested with experiments and theory.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles

    Timothy R Fallon et al.
    The first genomic view of beetle luciferase evolution indicates evolutionary independence of luciferase between fireflies and click-beetles, and provide valuable datasets which will accelerate the discovery of new biotechnological tools.
    1. Neuroscience

    A quantitative theory of gamma synchronization in macaque V1

    Eric Lowet et al.
    Gamma-band synchronization behavior in area V1 was predicted by weakly coupled oscillator principles.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Hydrodynamics of sponge pumps and evolution of the sponge body plan

    Seyed Saeed Asadzadeh et al.
    The architecture of flagellated chambers in sponge pumps is linked to that of body plan, supporting the current view that the sponge aquiferous system evolved from an open-type filtration system.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The genetic factors of bilaterian evolution

    Peter Heger et al.
    Advanced orthology clustering of bilaterian and non-bilaterian sequences identifies 157 bilaterian-specific genes which are linked to key morphological features of this animal group.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Spatiotemporal establishment of dense bacterial colonies growing on hard agar

    Mya R Warren et al.
    A 3D model captures the growth and expansion dynamics of bacterial colonies, revealing distinct effects of surface tension, mechanical forces, and nutrients on the speed of radial and vertical expansion.