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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Cutting Edge: Lessons from Fraxinus, a crowd-sourced citizen science game in genomics

    Ghanasyam Rallapalli et al.
    A citizen science game reveals play interest patterns that could inform crowdsourcing experiment design.
  1. Webinar Report: Being a scientist and a parent

    How can researchers build family friendly careers?
  2. Modesto Redrejo-Rodriguez enjoying a sunny day in the park with his sons

    Scientist and Parent: Raising equality

    Providing more flexible parental support would reduce the assumption that mothers should be the main caregivers and make it easier for fathers like Modesto Redrejo-Rodríguez to share childcare responsibilities.
  3. Scientist and Parent: Finding joy in the balancing act

    Flexible working hours and a supportive lab allow Rebecca Burdine to organize her research around caring for her children.
    1. Neuroscience

    Common cell type nomenclature for the mammalian brain

    Jeremy A Miller et al.
    A new nomenclature convention for mammalian cell types utilizing shared taxonomies and quantitative cell features is applied to high-quality, open data from the mouse and human brain.
    1. Neuroscience

    Striatal action-value neurons reconsidered

    Lotem Elber-Dorozko, Yonatan Loewenstein
    The numerous reports in support of action-value representation in the striatum are based on statistical analyses that are subject to two critical confounds and, thus, this long-held belief of striatal action-value representation should be retested using different experiments and analyses.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Current CRISPR gene drive systems are likely to be highly invasive in wild populations

    Charleston Noble et al.
    If released in the wild, current CRISPR-based gene drive systems designed to alter populations could spread much farther than intended, despite the evolution of drive resistance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Brian 2, an intuitive and efficient neural simulator

    Marcel Stimberg et al.
    Brian 2 is a software package for neural simulations that makes it both easy and computationally efficient to define original models for computational experiment.
    1. Ecology

    Mammal communities are larger and more diverse in moderately developed areas

    Arielle Waldstein Parsons et al.
    Citizen science camera trapping showing suburban and wild areas maintain similar levels of mammalian diversity and relative abundance, challenging conventional thoughts about the impacts of urbanization on wildlife.
  4. Scientist and Parent: Communities creating change

    Bridget M Kuehn
    Women scientists across India are working together to build and advocate for family-friendly policies at their institutes.