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Open questions - in brief: Beyond -omics, missing motor proteins, and getting from molecules to organisms

Stephen J Benkovic1, Julie Theriot2 and Dagmar Ringe3

Author affiliations

1 Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, 414 Wartik Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA

2 Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

3 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 654, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:8  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-8

Published: 31 January 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of BMC Biology, we asked our Editorial Board members to say what they thought were some important or interesting open questions in biology [1]. Contributions range from a paragraph or two, like the collection below, to slightly longer contributions, the first two of which are also published this month [2,3]. We will publish these short contributions regularly during the year, to reflect the interests and preoccupations of our Editorial Board and perhaps stimulate answers from our readers.