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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Social Evolution: How ants send signals in saliva

    Markus Knaden
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Ecology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The unexhausted potential of E. coli

    Zachary D Blount
    A better understanding of the remarkable diversity, natural history and complex ecology of E. coli in the wild could shed new light on its biology and role in disease, and further expand its many uses as a model organism.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Autism: Balancing excitation and inhibition in the autistic brain

    Charlotte M Pretzsch, Dorothea L Floris
    A metric called the Hurst exponent could be a useful biomarker for studies exploring brain differences between men and women with autism spectrum disorder.
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  1. Meta-Research: A 10-year follow-up study of sex inclusion in the biological sciences

    Nicole C Woitowich et al.
    Sex-inclusive research practices have increased in many biological disciplines over the past decade, yet critical sex-based analyses and reporting have remained stagnant in most of these disciplines.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The Norway rat, from an obnoxious pest to a laboratory pet

    Klaudia Modlinska, Wojciech Pisula
    The rat is much more than a simple model, and a better appreciation of the natural history of wild rats would increase its value as a research organism.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Research: Bias in the reporting of sex and age in biomedical research on mouse models

    Oscar Flórez-Vargas et al.
    A text-mining study suggests that about half of the papers reporting the results of experiments on mice do not report the sex and age of the mice.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Organ Plasticity: Paying the costs of reproduction

    Thomas Flatt
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Science Forum: Donated chemical probes for open science

    Susanne Müller et al.
    A collaboration between several pharmaceutical companies provides a unique resource of high-quality chemical probes and associated data from the companies to the academic community.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Circadian Rhythms: The making of the master clock

    Ethan Buhr, Russell N Van Gelder
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