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    2. Neuroscience

    Brain Networks: Modeling breathing rhythms

    Jan-Marino Ramirez, Nathan A Baertsch
    Computational models are helping researchers to understand how certain properties of neurons contribute to respiratory rhythms.
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    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Extensive transmission of microbes along the gastrointestinal tract

    Thomas SB Schmidt et al.
    Microbial populations are continuous along the gastrointestinal tract, with increased transmission in colorectal cancer and rheumatoid arthritis patients.
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    Step-to-step variations in human running reveal how humans run without falling

    Nidhi Seethapathi, Manoj Srinivasan
    Natural step-to-step variations show how human running is stabilized, underscoring the importance of center of mass control and showing how humans run without falling despite muscle noise and uneven terrain.
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    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Microbiome: Does disease start in the mouth, the gut or both?

    Andrei Prodan et al.
    Oral bacteria colonize the gut more frequently than previously thought.
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    Synthetic Biology: Minimal cells, maximal knowledge

    Jean-Christophe Lachance et al.
    Modeling all the chemical reactions that take place in a minimal cell will help us to understand the fundamental interactions that power life.
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    Spatiotemporal establishment of dense bacterial colonies growing on hard agar

    Mya R Warren et al.
    A 3D model captures the growth and expansion dynamics of bacterial colonies, revealing distinct effects of surface tension, mechanical forces, and nutrients on the speed of radial and vertical expansion.
    1. Cancer Biology
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    Somatic mutations in early metazoan genes disrupt regulatory links between unicellular and multicellular genes in cancer

    Anna S Trigos et al.
    Cancer is a consequence of the release of basal cellular functions inherited from our unicellular ancestors from the control of regulatory networks that evolved during the emergence of multicellularity.
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    Point of View: Data science for the scientific life cycle

    Daphne Ezer, Kirstie Whitaker
    Each stage of the scientific life cycle stands to benefit from the introduction of data science techniques.
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    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A Y-chromosome shredding gene drive for controlling pest vertebrate populations

    Thomas AA Prowse et al.
    A Y-chromosome shredding gene drive that depletes the pool of XY males and effects mate limitation could be a viable tool for vertebrate pest control.
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    2. Developmental Biology

    Rapid changes in morphogen concentration control self-organized patterning in human embryonic stem cells

    Idse Heemskerk et al.
    Live cell imaging demonstrates that the dynamics of ligand presentation influence signaling through two closely related morphogen signaling pathways in dramatically different ways.