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    Building the vertebrate codex using the gene breaking protein trap library

    Noriko Ichino et al.
    The analysis of the first 1000 revertible protein trap alleles in zebrafish resulted in new functional genomic annotations and produced a panel of potential new models of human disease.
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    Alternative splicing at neuroligin site A regulates glycan interaction and synaptogenic activity

    Shinichiro Oku et al.
    Inclusion of a neuroligin alternatively spliced insert that interacts with a neurexin glycan modification promote development of functional synaptic connections between neurons and may help alleviate consequences of NLGN mutations.
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    Stem Cells: More than just a pool

    Amanda Cinquin, Olivier Cinquin
    An intricate stem cell niche boundary formed by finger-like extensions generates asymmetry in stem cell divisions.
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    A transient role of the ciliary gene Inpp5e in controlling direct versus indirect neurogenesis in cortical development

    Kerstin Hasenpusch-Theil et al.
    Primary-cilia-mediated processing of the Gli3 transcription factor enables the formation of subtypes of projection neurons in appropriate numbers during the development of the cerebral cortex.
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    Speciation and the developmental alarm clock

    Asher D Cutter, Joanna D Bundus
    Integrating speciation genetics with ontogeny can identify predictable rules in the molecular evolution of developmental pathways and in the accumulation of reproductive isolation as genomes diverge.
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    EphrinB2-EphB4 signalling provides Rho-mediated homeostatic control of lymphatic endothelial cell junction integrity

    Maike Frye et al.
    EphrinB2/EphB4-mediated regulation of cytoskeletal contractility is a key homeostatic mechanism of lymphatic endothelial cell-cell junction maintenance, and provides a potential target for therapeutic modulation of lymphatic vessel permeability and function.
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    Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mutant ACVR1 signals by multiple modalities in the developing zebrafish

    Robyn S Allen et al.
    The human Fibrodysplasia-Ossificans-Progressiva BMP-receptor mutant signals in zebrafish in the absence of ligand-binding, displays BMP ligand-responsive hyperactivity, neither requiring other type-I-BMP receptors, unlike wild-type, challenging views of the pathological mechanism.