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  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. Neuroscience

    Regeneration: Regrowing axons with alternative splicing

    Nicholas J Kramer, Aaron D Gitler
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Origin of life: Transitioning to DNA genomes in an RNA world

    Razvan Cojocaru, Peter J Unrau
    The unexpected ability of an RNA polymerase ribozyme to copy RNA into DNA has ramifications for understanding how DNA genomes evolved.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Heterochromatin: Silencing repetitive DNA

    Nahid Iglesias, Danesh Moazed
    Some RNAs in mammalian cells can help to silence the DNA they are transcribed from.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Science Forum: Considerations when investigating lncRNA function in vivo

    Andrew R Bassett et al.
    We discuss the methods available to understand lncRNA function in vivo, and highlight important considerations that should be taken into account when designing such experiments.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Foot and Mouth Disease: Virus-resistant pigs might help to stem next outbreak

    Lisbeth Ramirez-Carvajal, Luis L Rodriguez
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    1. Plant Biology

    Point of View: Europe’s first and last field trial of gene-edited plants?

    Jean-Denis Faure, Johnathan A Napier
    The reclassification of gene editing as "GM" will impact on European plant sciences, making it more difficult to validate new traits in field trials and drive forward innovation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cell Biology: Less translational control, more memory

    Graham D Pavitt
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