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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A re-inducible gap gene cascade patterns the anterior–posterior axis of insects in a threshold-free fashion

    Alena Boos et al.
    The body axis of insects is divided into different fates using a self-regulatory and threshold-free mechanism.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Protein gradients on the nucleoid position the carbon-fixing organelles of cyanobacteria

    Joshua S MacCready et al.
    Carboxysomes, the carbon-fixation machinery of cyanobacteria, are equidistantly-positioned by dynamic gradients of the protein McdA on the nucleoid that emerge through interaction with a previously unidentified carboxysome factor, McdB.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    eIF2B activator prevents neurological defects caused by a chronic integrated stress response

    Yao Liang Wong et al.
    Boosting the function of translation factor eIF2B by chronic small molecule administration prevents pathology in a neurodegenerative model of Vanishing White Matter disease characterized by a maladaptive stress response.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem cells repurpose proliferation to contain a breach in their niche barrier

    Kenneth Lay et al.
    Adult stem cells sense nearby tissue damage and recruit immune cells to help them direct efforts towards containing a breach in the epithelial barrier.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Role of the pre-initiation complex in Mediator recruitment and dynamics

    Elisabeth R Knoll et al.
    Genome-wide recruitment of Mediator and Pol II is reduced in yeast lacking the Med2-Med3-Med15 tail module triad, and Mediator association with gene promoters depends on Pol II, Taf1, and TBP.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Spatiotemporally controlled genetic perturbation for efficient large-scale studies of cell non-autonomous effects

    Andrea Chai et al.
    A novel genetic strategy for induction of reproducible neural tumors (or any other deleterious phenotype) in a single Drosophila stock (applicable to other organisms).
    1. Cancer Biology

    miR-34a is a microRNA safeguard for Citrobacter-induced inflammatory colon oncogenesis

    Lihua Wang et al.
    miR-34a prevents inflammation-induced colonic regeneration from oncogenesis by simultaneously targeting processes in both immune and epithelial cells, including T helper 17 cell differentiation, recruitment, and IL-17 induced epithelial proliferation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Pervasive transcription fine-tunes replication origin activity

    Tito Candelli et al.
    The pervasive transcription environment alters the efficiency of firing of replication origins, which are 'protected' by roadblock termination due to origin recognition complex (ORC) and pre-RC complexes.