609 results found
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A team of heterochromatin factors collaborates with small RNA pathways to combat repetitive elements and germline stress

    Alicia N McMurchy et al.
    Genome-wide profiling and functional analyses reveal a network of heterochromatin and small RNA factors that silences repetitive elements and prevents genotoxic stress to ensure fertility.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Stress induced gene expression drives transient DNA methylation changes at adjacent repetitive elements

    David Secco et al.
    Phosphate starvation in rice induces widespread, but transient, modulation of DNA methylation near stress responsive genes that is independent from the RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Activation of individual L1 retrotransposon instances is restricted to cell-type dependent permissive loci

    Claude Philippe et al.
    The expression of human L1 retrotransposons is highly locus-specific and variable between different cell types.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Protein Evolution: Building bigger beta-barrels

    Vikas Nanda
    The range of barrel-shaped proteins found in the outer membrane of certain bacteria evolved through multiple pathways.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Research: Titles and abstracts of scientific reports ignore variation among species

    Barbara R Migeon
    Ignoring the probability of species variation when reporting observations about biological processes leads to misinterpretation of the experimental data.
  1. Point of View: How should novelty be valued in science?

    Barak A Cohen
    An over-emphasis on novelty is having detrimental effects on science.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Tuberculosis: Fighting an old disease with next-generation sequencing

    Anzaan Dippenaar, Robin M Warren
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    1. Cell Biology

    Philosophy of Biology: Drawing and the dynamic nature of living systems

    Gemma Anderson et al.
    Drawing may be a way to better understand a biological process and to explore and develop scientific ideas.

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