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    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Engineering of a synthetic quadrastable gene network to approach Waddington landscape and cell fate determination

    Fuqing Wu et al.
    A synthetic quadrastable gene network provides a synthetic biology framework to study cell fate determination.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Phenotypic states become increasingly sensitive to perturbations near a bifurcation in a synthetic gene network

    Kevin Axelrod et al.
    Perturbations in the extracellular environment drive transitions from a highly stable memory state to an alternative phenotype in microorganisms.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Speed and segmentation control mechanisms characterized in rhythmically-active circuits created from spinal neurons produced from genetically-tagged embryonic stem cells

    Matthew J Sternfeld et al.
    Stem cell derived ventral-spinal cord excitatory neurons self-assemble into a rhythmically bursting neural network whose speed and intercellular coordination are both instructively modulated by cell-type specific interactions with inhibitory neurons.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Inherent regulatory asymmetry emanating from network architecture in a prevalent autoregulatory motif

    Md Zulfikar Ali et al.
    Network architecture and physiological features of the cell dictate asymmetric gene regulation between a negative autoregulatory TF gene and its target gene.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Rapid cell-free forward engineering of novel genetic ring oscillators

    Henrike Niederholtmeyer et al.
    Rapid forward engineering can be accomplished using cell-free systems, as demonstrated by the implementation and characterization of novel genetic oscillators in a cell-free system and their consequent transfer to cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Point of View: Is cell size a spandrel?

    Ariel Amir
    Analysis of experiments on bacteria suggests that the dependence of cell size on growth rate is not an adaptation but a causal consequence of a regulatory mechanism that controls DNA replication.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: An organismal perspective on C. intestinalis development, origins and diversification

    Matthew J Kourakis, William C Smith
    The life cycle and morphology of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis shed light on vertebrate evolution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Male Mating Behaviour: The importance of waiting

    Jarred Sanders, David Biron
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    2. Cell Biology

    Bone-Targeting Drugs: From vesicle to cytosol

    Michael J Rogers, Marcia A Munoz
    Drugs called bisphosphonates are used to treat a range of bone diseases, but how do they reach the enzymes that are their target?
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