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    1. Cancer Biology

    Mitochondrial genetic diversity, selection and recombination in a canine transmissible cancer

    Andrea Strakova et al.
    Genetics of a canine transmissible tumour show how the world’s oldest cancer “metastasised” through the global dog population – and captured, maintained and rearranged its mitochondrial DNA along the way.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A single clonal lineage of transmissible cancer identified in two marine mussel species in South America and Europe

    Marisa A Yonemitsu et al.
    A transmissible cancer that arose in a marine mussel spread from a single animal to become a global pathogen affecting two other mussel species in both Europe and South America.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    The newly-arisen Devil facial tumour disease 2 (DFT2) reveals a mechanism for the emergence of a contagious cancer

    Alison Caldwell et al.
    A recently discovered contagious cancer in the Tasmanian devil has the potential to become widespread in the population due to the loss of histocompatibility antigens that are allogeneic to its hosts.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    HIV-1 Vpr antagonizes innate immune activation by targeting karyopherin-mediated NF-κB/IRF3 nuclear transport

    Hataf Khan et al.
    HIV-1 Vpr antagonises innate immune sensing of viral and non-viral stimuli by preventing activated IRF3 and NF-κB nuclear transport.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Density-dependent resistance protects Legionella pneumophila from its own antimicrobial metabolite, HGA

    Tera C Levin et al.
    Legionella pneumophila can be inhibited by its own antimicrobial, HGA (homogentisic acid), but its density-dependent resistance to HGA restricts the potential for self-harm.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Privatisation rescues function following loss of cooperation

    Sandra Breum Andersen et al.
    A population of pathogenic bacteria is found to respond to the loss of cooperation by privatising an essential function.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Dengue genetic divergence generates within-serotype antigenic variation, but serotypes dominate evolutionary dynamics

    Sidney M Bell et al.
    Each dengue serotype contains moderate antigenic diversity, and population immunity drives clade turnover in a hyperendemic population.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    One-step efficient generation of dual-function conditional knockout and geno-tagging alleles in zebrafish

    Wenyuan Li et al.
    Conditional gene knockout in combination with fluorescent labeling of different alleles can be achieved with high efficiency in zebrafish through NHEJ-mediated targeted insertion using a CRISPR/Cas system.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tau monomer encodes strains

    Apurwa M Sharma et al.
    Tau monomer from aggregate-containing cell models and tauopathy brains adopts discrete structures that act as templates, dictating the conformation of distinct strains that result from its seeding activity.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Compensatory evolution drives multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Central Asia

    Matthias Merker et al.
    The genetic make-up of dominating MDR-TB clades in Central Asia is shaped by programmatic and socio-economic changes that led to fixation of resistance and bacterial fitness related mutations in the Soviet era.

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