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    Zygotic pioneer factor activity of Odd-paired/Zic is necessary for late function of the Drosophila segmentation network

    Isabella V Soluri et al.
    Mechanisms for shaping the chromatin accessibility landscape operate during development to regulate how embryonic patterning information is interpreted at the level of gene regulatory networks.
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    Centromere deletion in Cryptococcus deuterogattii leads to neocentromere formation and chromosome fusions

    Klaas Schotanus, Joseph Heitman
    Centromere deletion in Cryptococcus deuterogattii results in neocentromeres, which span actively expressed genes and at elevated temperatures cen10∆ mutants are unstable leading to chromosome fusion and silencing of the neocentromere.
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    Monoubiquitination by the human Fanconi anemia core complex clamps FANCI:FANCD2 on DNA in filamentous arrays

    Winnie Tan et al.
    Biochemical reconstitution experiments uncover the ubiquitin-mediated function of a DNA repair protein, key to the understanding of Fanconi Anemia, a cancer-associated bone marrow failure syndrome.
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    2. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Cooperative interactions facilitate stimulation of Rad51 by the Swi5-Sfr1 auxiliary factor complex

    Bilge Argunhan et al.
    The intrinsically disordered N-terminus of Sfr1 contains two Rad51 binding sites that facilitate Rad51 filament stabilization and ATPase stimulation by the Swi5-Sfr1 complex, leading to efficient Rad51-driven strand exchange.
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    Stop codon context influences genome-wide stimulation of termination codon readthrough by aminoglycosides

    Jamie R Wangen, Rachel Green
    Ribosome profiling reveals genome-wide stimulation of stop codon readthrough by aminoglycosides that is influenced sequence context.
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    Translation: Finding sense in the context

    Kim M Keeling, David M Bedwell
    Ribosomal profiling has shed new light on how ribosomes can ignore stop codons in messenger RNA.
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    Losing Dnmt3a dependent methylation in inhibitory neurons impairs neural function by a mechanism impacting Rett syndrome

    Laura A Lavery et al.
    Dnmt3a regulates gene expression in inhibitory neurons by writing all mCH and some mCG, and MeCP2 reads some of these mCH sites driving a portion of these gene expression changes.
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    PHF19 mediated regulation of proliferation and invasiveness in prostate cancer cells

    Payal Jain et al.
    Depletion of PHF19 in prostate cancer cells leads to an increase in MTF2 and PRC2 chromatin occupancy causing deregulation of key genes critical for proliferation and metastasis.
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    Polypyrimidine tract-binding proteins are essential for B cell development

    Elisa Monzón-Casanova et al.
    The RNA-binding protein polypyrimidine tract-binding protein 1 (PTBP1) is essential for B cell development at the pro-B cell stage where it suppresses S-phase entry and promotes progression through mitosis.