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    1. Developmental Biology

    3D Imaging: Taking a closer look at whole organisms

    Noriko Ichino, Stephen C Ekker
    By enabling researchers to image whole zebrafish with cellular resolution, X-ray histotomography will improve our understanding of the biological differences between individuals of the same species.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Population Genetics: Why structure matters

    Nick Barton et al.
    Great care is needed when interpreting claims about the genetic basis of human variation based on data from genome-wide association studies.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Tropical Diseases: Can CRISPR help in the fight against parasitic worms?

    Paul McVeigh, Aaron G Maule
    The first reports of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in flatworms could usher in a new era of research on these dangerous human parasites.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Beyond protein-coding genes

    Anna Lozano-Ureña, Sacri R Ferrón
    A long non-coding RNA called lnc-NR2F1 regulates several neuronal genes, including some involved in autism and intellectual disabilities.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Neutral Evolution: The randomness that shapes our DNA

    Kelley Harris
    Just 5% of the human genome is subject to neutral evolution but this process remains central to understanding the history of human migration across the Earth.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Epigenetics: A memory of longevity

    Felicity Emerson et al.
    Worms with increased levels of the epigenetic mark H3K9me2 have a longer lifespan that can be passed down to future generations.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic Variation: Searching for solutions to the missing heritability problem

    Luisa F Pallares
    Rare genetic variants in yeast explain a large amount of phenotypic variation in a complex trait like growth.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Metabolism: Division of labor in bacteria

    Alma Dal Co et al.
    The emergence of subpopulations that perform distinct metabolic roles has been observed in populations of genetically identical bacteria.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Evolution: The beat goes on

    Tobias Wang
    Why is the alligator heart so similar to the hearts of birds and mammals?
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Advancing biology through a deeper understanding of zebrafish ecology and evolution

    David M Parichy
    The zebrafish is a premier model organism for biomedical research, with a rich array of tools and genomic resources, and combining these with a fuller appreciation of wild zebrafish ecology could greatly extend its utility in biological research.