Switchgrass Panicum virgatum ORF_Flickr_Matt Lavin

Open Reading Frame: jumping genes, better biofuels and acid signalling

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microRNA formation (text free)_Wikipedia_Kelvinsong

Getting to the center of microRNA-mRNA binding

A Genome Biology study explores microRNA repression of mRNA, finding it can be mediated by imperfect centered miRNA binding sites

Chromosomes_iStock Photo

Backman, Cherkezyan and Stypula-Cyrus on nanoscale chromatin changes in cancer

Researchers reveal nanoscale alterations in the chromatin structure of cells within cancerous tissue prior to detectable microscopic changes

Loblolly pine_Flickr_Miguel Viera

Langley, Salzberg, Neale and Wegrzyn on sequencing the loblolly pine genome

Research in Genome Biology presents the first full length draft genome of the loblolly pine, describing the novel methods used in its generation

Hookworms ORF_Wikimedia_Joel Mills.JPG

Open Reading Frame: schizophrenia, childhood HIV & hygiene against helminths

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Daphnia magna development_Carsten Wolff

Carsten Wolff on staging the embryonic development of water fleas

Research in EvoDevo presents a detailed staging system for the embryonic development of the model organism and water flea, Daphnia magna

Golgi, lysosome, endosome_Ramanathan et al,Cell&Bioscience,2013,3,24

Lixin Wei and Yihong Ye win the Ming K Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience

Lixin Wei and Yihong Ye win the annual Ming K Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience

Mouse ORF_Wikimedia_George Shuklin

Open Reading Frame: sniffing out reward, fish-eye lenses & a tall tale of telomeres

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Stephanie Huang on a genomic approach to predict drug responses in cancer patients

Research in Genome Biology reveals a novel whole genome approach to predicting drug responses in cancer patients

Strigamia maritima segmentation_Brena & Akam,BMC Biology,2013,11,112

Michael Akam and Carlo Brena on centipede segmentation dynamics

Michael Akam and Carlo Brena explore the segmentation dynamics of the centipede Strigamia maritima