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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    A regulatory pathway that selectively up-regulates elongasome function in the absence of class A PBPs

    Yesha Patel et al.
    Balanced peptidoglycan synthesis requires regulators, including sigma-I and WalKR, that coordinate the diffusive action of class A PBPs and the directional motion of the MreB-directed elongasome.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Co-expression analysis reveals interpretable gene modules controlled by trans-acting genetic variants

    Liis Kolberg et al.
    Co-expression analysis combined with functional enrichment improves the detection and prioritisation of trans-eQTLs when applied to emerging cell-type-specific datasets.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Cdon mutation and fetal alcohol converge on Nodal signaling in a mouse model of holoprosencephaly

    Mingi Hong et al.
    A combination of window-of-sensitivity, genetic, and in vitro findings illuminate mechanisms of gene–environment interaction in a multifactorial model of a common birth defect.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Multiplexed measurement of variant abundance and activity reveals VKOR topology, active site and human variant impact

    Melissa A Chiasson et al.
    Human vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) has a four transmembrane domain topology that supports the use of a homology model, enabling identification of active site residues and human variant impact.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Intra-species differences in population size shape life history and genome evolution

    David Willemsen et al.
    Population genetics in turquoise killifish wild populations reveals how small population size and genetic drift determine the accumulation of deleterious gene variants leading to short lifespan.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Population-scale proteome variation in human induced pluripotent stem cells

    Bogdan Andrei Mirauta et al.
    Protein abundance changes across human-induced pluripotent stem cell lines reflect genetic variation across donors, with underlying mechanisms including modulation of RNA expression and modification of protein-coding sequences.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Nongenetic inheritance and multigenerational plasticity in the nematode C. elegans

    L Ryan Baugh, Troy Day
    Evidence is mounting that environmentally-induced adaptive changes in phenotype can be transmitted across generations, but mechanistic gaps and theoretical concerns must be addressed to impact mainstream views of evolutionary adaptation.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Single-cell RNA-sequencing reveals distinct patterns of cell state heterogeneity in mouse models of breast cancer

    Syn Kok Yeo et al.
    The unraveling of distinct mammary tumor hierarchies in various mouse models of breast cancer emphasizes the need to account for specific cell states with potentially varying therapeutic vulnerabilities in tumors.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Gap junctions deliver malonyl-CoA from soma to germline to support embryogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Todd A Starich et al.
    Malonyl-CoA, the rate-limiting substrate for fatty acid synthesis, is produced in the soma and delivered through gap junctions to the germline to promote reproduction and coordinate it with nutritional status.