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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    DNA methylation presents distinct binding sites for human transcription factors

    Shaohui Hu et al.
    A comprehensive study of human transcription factors reveals that a greater number of these proteins bind to methylated DNA sequences than previously thought.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cutting Edge: Collaboration gets the most out of software

    Andrew Morin et al.
    By centralizing many of the tasks associated with the upkeep of scientific software, SBGrid allows researchers to spend more of their time on research.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    ATR/Mec1 prevents lethal meiotic recombination initiation on partially replicated chromosomes in budding yeast

    Hannah G Blitzblau, Andreas Hochwagen
    During meiosis, budding yeast use a checkpoint involving the protein Mec1 to prevent the formation of double-strand breaks in DNA that has not completed replication.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Cytoplasmic genetic variation and extensive cytonuclear interactions influence natural variation in the metabolome

    Bindu Joseph et al.
    Genes located within cellular organelles impact phenotype more than expected due to their interactions with nuclear genes.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A microbial clock provides an accurate estimate of the postmortem interval in a mouse model system

    Jessica L Metcalf et al.
    High-throughput sequencing has been used to analyze the microbiome of mouse corpses over a period of 48 days, and to provide an accurate estimate of the time since death.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Fitness benefits in fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella Typhi in the absence of antimicrobial pressure

    Stephen Baker et al.
    The major evolutionary routes to drug resistance in Salmonella Typhi are associated with fitness benefits, not fitness costs, implying that prudent antimicrobial use will have no effect as a public health intervention in controlling typhoid fever.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase MLL4 is required for enhancer activation during cell differentiation

    Ji-Eun Lee et al.
    MLL4 (KMT2D) is a major mammalian H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase that is essential for enhancer activation, cell-type-specific gene expression, and cell differentiation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Coordinated genomic control of ciliogenesis and cell movement by RFX2

    Mei-I Chung et al.
    Systems-level analysis in vertebrate ciliated epithelial cells shows that the network of genes activated by the transcription factor Rfx2 controls the development, migration, insertion and function of these cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    An unmet actin requirement explains the mitotic inhibition of clathrin-mediated endocytosis

    Satdip Kaur et al.
    Endocytosis is switched off in dividing cells because actin is not available to assist the clathrin machinery at a time when membrane tension is increased.
    1. Cell Biology

    TTC26/DYF13 is an intraflagellar transport protein required for transport of motility-related proteins into flagella

    Hiroaki Ishikawa et al.
    Loss of one protein from the intraflagellar transport complex leads to a defect in import of a specific sub-set of proteins into the flagellum.