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    1. Plant Biology

    Transport Proteins: Getting to grips with ammonium

    Yi Wang, Jonathan A Javitch
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  1. Meta-Research: Questionable research practices may have little effect on replicability

    Rolf Ulrich, Jeff Miller
    Although questionable research practices inflate false positive rates, they have little effect on replicability because they also increase power.
    1. Neuroscience

    Optogenetics: Exciting inhibition in primates

    Wim Vanduffel, Xiaolian Li
    A new genetic marker enables precise control over a group of inhibitory neurons in monkeys.
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  2. Research Communication: Ways to increase equity, diversity and inclusion

    Devang Mehta et al.
    ​​ The eLife Early-Career Advisory Group calls for radical changes at eLife and other journals to make science more diverse and inclusive.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Genetic Novelty: How new genes are born

    Urminder Singh, Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Analysis of yeast, fly and human genomes suggests that sequence divergence is not the main source of orphan genes.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Insights into the evolution of social systems and species from baboon studies

    Julia Fischer et al.
    Wild baboons are an excellent model to study complex evolutionary processes such as speciation and hybridization, as well as the links between sociality, longevity and reproductive success.
  3. Point of View: Hidden value

    Brooke Morriswood, Oliver Hoeller
    The fact that it is difficult to evaluate and compare the outputs of individual researchers might actually be good for science.
    1. Cell Biology

    DNA Replication: Rethinking origin licensing

    Stephen P Bell
    Human cells that lack a subunit in their origin recognition complex are viable, which suggests the existence of alternative mechanisms to initiate DNA replication.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Predictive regulation and human design

    Peter Sterling
    Why does the human regulatory system, which evolution tuned for small satisfactions, now constantly demand 'more'?
    1. Developmental Biology

    Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

    John Aach et al.
    Guidelines governing research into embryos need to be updated in a way that reflects the moral status of synthetic human entities generated using the methods of synthetic biology.