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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolutionary dynamics of circular RNAs in primates

    Gabriela Santos-Rodriguez et al.
    An analysis of the genomic features that distinguish conserved from species-specific circular RNAs reveals that the expansion of the downstream intron by insertion of retrotransposons stabilizes circular RNAs' production across 30+ millions years of evolution.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    TRPM7 is critical for short-term synaptic depression by regulating synaptic vesicle endocytosis

    Zhong-Jiao Jiang et al.
    Electrophysiological and live-cell imaging analyses identify a presynaptic function of Ca2+ influx via transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) channels.
    1. Neuroscience

    ASIC1a is required for neuronal activation via low-intensity ultrasound stimulation in mouse brain

    Jormay Lim et al.
    Mouse brain neurons response to transcranial ultrasound at the energy level of 5 mW/cm2 and repeated stimulations lead to neurogenesis while ASIC1a is required both in vitro and in vivo as one of the mechanoreceptors.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Utility of polygenic embryo screening for disease depends on the selection strategy

    Todd Lencz et al.
    Preimplantation screening of embryos using polygenic risk scores may substantially reduce risk for a given complex disease, but this effect depends on several quantifiable factors and raises significant ethical issues.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    MACF1 controls skeletal muscle function through the microtubule-dependent localization of extra-synaptic myonuclei and mitochondria biogenesis

    Alireza Ghasemizadeh et al.
    Maintenance of peripheral myonuclei patterning in skeletal myofibers is dependent on the regulation of microtubules dynamic and nuclei motion and is essential for proper neuromuscular junction integrity and mitochondria homeostasis.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Multiple introductions of multidrug-resistant typhoid associated with acute infection and asymptomatic carriage, Kenya

    Samuel Kariuki et al.
    Carriage of MDR S. Typhi H58 sublineages that also cause acute disease provides understanding of the transmission dynamics of typhoid fever and maintenance of local pathogen populations in Kenya children.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A Tad-like apparatus is required for contact-dependent prey killing in predatory social bacteria

    Sofiene Seef et al.
    First identification of the molecular determinants driving contact-dependent predation in Myxococcus..
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    We reflect on eLife’s efforts to drive change in scientific and medical publishing during an eventful year.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and analysis of nanobody binding to the human ASIC1a ion channel

    Yangyu Wu et al.
    Development of specific and high-affinity nanobodies to probe the structure of human acid sensing ion channel-1a and as binding modifiers of the toxins PcTx and MitTx1.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Mechanical stretch scales centriole number to apical area via Piezo1 in multiciliated cells

    Saurabh Kulkarni et al.
    Embryonic and mechanical manipulations of Xenopus multiciliated epithelium reveals that cell non-autonomous tensile forces generated by embryonic elongation calibrate cilia number in multiciliated cells via a mechanosensitive ion channel, Piezo1.

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