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  • Scott E Hemby, Wake Forest University
  • Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
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  • Stefan Wiemann, German Cancer Research Center

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    Exon skipping and PIRM syndrome.

    PIRM syndrome casts a number of morbidities on finnish Ayrshire cattle including retardation and mortality. Following an exhaustive GWAS the syndrome has been traced to a G>A mutation caused by In frame exon skipping.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:890
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    Loci involved in Klebsiella susceptibility

    The genetic underpinnings of susceptibility to Klebsiella pneumonaie are poorly understood. Following a large scale QTL investigation utilising over 70 collaborative cross mice lines 3 loci have been identified important for susceptibility.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:865
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    Cure for a broken heart

    Zebrafish display a unique ability to regenerate heart tissue. In the present study, transcripts expressed in response to cardiac damage were identified using a range of techniques which may be useful in the future treatment of cardiac diseases.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:852
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    Breakthrough in Hemicellulose Breakdown.

    Comparative analysis of genes from the recently discovered hemicellulose hydrolytic locus from Geobacillus have revealed a number of variances. This discovery provides a blueprint for the development of Geobacillus species able to degrade a wide variety of cellulose containing bio waste.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:836
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    Crab Acclimation to increasing ocean acidification levels

    Giant spider crabs experience an increase in expression of stress related genes at intermediate ocean acidification levels whilst this effect is attenuated at higher levels. This may leave the species vulnerable to increasing ocean acidification.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:789
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    miRNA driven phenotypic plasticity

    Following mating female fruit flies experience decreased lifespans in relation to their non-mated cohorts. Through assessing genome wide mRNA microRNAs and histone modifications, microRNAs have been implicated as the major driving force of this phenotypic plasticity.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:747
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    Beyond ENCODE?

    In their open peer reviewed correspondence piece, Tagu and colleagues discuss the opportunities afforded by neoENCODE initiatives to understand how genetic systems react in the natural context of living ecosystems. Do comment!

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:490
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    Venom gland transcriptome in black widow spiders

    RNA-seq and proteomic analysis uncover 695 black widow venom gland-specific transcripts, including putative unknown toxins and a high diversity of associate proteins, suggestive of a rapid evolutionary expansion of the toxin arsenal in these spiders.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:366



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