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    Changing views on morphogens

    James Briscoe

    James Briscoe discusses the role of Hedgehog as a graded morphogen signal in activating gene regulatory networks in the early patterning of the central nervous system, explaining how modeling can help.

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    Fat over muscle: input from parents?

    David Haig

    David Haig speculates on how the work of Andrew Ward and colleagues on the evolutionary implications of the gene imprinting pair Dlk1 and Grb 10, which influence growth regulation antagonistically – at least in mice.

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    Zooming in on small protein research

    Kumaran Ramamurthi, Gisela Storz

    Small proteins of fewer than 100 residues are for the most part ignored as artefacts, degradation products or noise in the data. But are we overlooking a rich set of functional molecules?

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    Emerging viruses and avoiding disaster

    Rino Rappuoli

    Rino Rappuoli, who has a long and distinguished career in vaccine development, explains in a short interview what we should expect of emerging viruses and what we should do about it.

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