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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A modified fluctuation assay reveals a natural mutator phenotype that drives mutation spectrum variation within Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Pengyao Jiang et al.
    Certain mutational signatures vary in their contribution to genetic variation across the yeast phylogeny due to genetically encoded natural mutator phenotypes whose activity can be directly measured in the lab.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Variation in human herpesvirus 6B telomeric integration, excision, and transmission between tissues and individuals

    Michael L Wood et al.
    Human herpesvirus 6B can transition between telomere-integrated and free viral forms, and frequent telomere-loop-driven partial or complete viral genome excision events create mosaicism in germline carriers of inherited chromosomally integrated HHV-6B.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Local adaptation and archaic introgression shape global diversity at human structural variant loci

    Stephanie M Yan et al.
    Graph genotyping of structural variation in diverse human populations reveals functional associations and signatures of local adaptation within poorly resolved regions of the genome.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Information content differentiates enhancers from silencers in mouse photoreceptors

    Ryan Z Friedman et al.
    Silencers and enhancers targeted by a common transcription factor in photoreceptors are distinguished by the number and diversity of binding transcription factor binding sites they contain.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    SMA-miRs (miR-181a-5p, -324-5p, and -451a) are overexpressed in spinal muscular atrophy skeletal muscle and serum samples

    Emanuela Abiusi et al.
    The identification of SMA-miR supports the pathogenic role of skeletal muscle in spinal muscular atrophy and, integrated in the SMA-score, may help to improve the phenotypic prediction for patients.