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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain adopts multiple conformational states for specific target recognition

    Zhu Liu et al.
    Lys63-linked diubiquitin exists as an ensemble of conformational states, each responsible for binding to a target protein through conformational selection.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic architecture of natural variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition in Drosophila melanogaster

    Lauren M Dembeck et al.
    Genome wide association analyses in a wild-derived Drosophila melanogaster population uncover extensive variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition, which may present a target for natural selection and adaptive evolution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Testing sensory evidence against mnemonic templates

    Nicholas E Myers et al.
    Visual search templates are reactivated only temporarily to act as input filters for target detection.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Dominant drug targets suppress the emergence of antiviral resistance

    Elizabeth J Tanner et al.
    When antiviral compounds target oligomeric assemblages, the formation of chimeric oligomers within cells can negate selection for naturally occurring drug-resistant variants.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visual Behavior: The eyes have it

    Mehmet Keleş, Mark A Frye
    Molecular genetic experiments are revealing how the fly brain generates behavioral responses to visual stimuli.
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    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 and Stem Cells
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Gastrulation: May the force be with you

    Shinuo Weng, John B Wallingford
    Understanding the coordination of the forces generated in embryos by two processes, convergent extension and convergent thickening, is key to understanding how a hollow sphere of cells develops into an elongated embryo.
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  1. Peer Review: Searching for the one

    Helga Groll
    The views of peers are important when applying for a faculty position, but so are research plans and being a good 'fit'.