Archive for the ‘Fai’s sharing’ Category

Genomics

  1. Li X, Xiong X, Yi C. Epitranscriptome sequencing technologies: decoding RNA modifications. Nat Methods. 2016 Dec 29;14(1):23-31. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4110. PubMed PMID: 28032622.
  2. Adamson B, Norman TM, Jost M, Cho MY, Nuñez JK, Chen Y, Villalta JE, Gilbert LA, Horlbeck MA, Hein MY, Pak RA, Gray AN, Gross CA, Dixit A, Parnas O, Regev A, Weissman JS. A Multiplexed Single-Cell CRISPR Screening Platform Enables Systematic Dissection of the Unfolded Protein Response. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1867-1882.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.048. PubMed PMID: 27984733.
  3. Dixit A, Parnas O, Li B, Chen J, Fulco CP, Jerby-Arnon L, Marjanovic ND, Dionne D, Burks T, Raychowdhury R, Adamson B, Norman TM, Lander ES, Weissman JS, Friedman N, Regev A. Perturb-Seq: Dissecting Molecular Circuits with Scalable Single-Cell RNA Profiling of Pooled Genetic Screens. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1853-1866.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.038. PubMed PMID: 27984732; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5181115.
  4. Jaitin DA, Weiner A, Yofe I, Lara-Astiaso D, Keren-Shaul H, David E, Salame TM, Tanay A, van Oudenaarden A, Amit I. Dissecting Immune Circuits by Linking CRISPR-Pooled Screens with Single-Cell RNA-Seq. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1883-1896.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.039. PubMed PMID: 27984734.

RNA

  1. Rivas E, Clements J, Eddy SR. A statistical test for conserved RNA structure shows lack of evidence for structure in lncRNAs. Nat Methods. 2017 Jan;14(1):45-48. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4066. PubMed PMID: 27819659.

Cell cycle

  1. Swaffer MP, Jones AW, Flynn HR, Snijders AP, Nurse P. CDK Substrate Phosphorylation and Ordering the Cell Cycle. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1750-1761.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.034. PubMed PMID: 27984725; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5161751.

Genome Editing

  1. Pawluk A, Amrani N, Zhang Y, Garcia B, Hidalgo-Reyes Y, Lee J, Edraki A, Shah M, Sontheimer EJ, Maxwell KL, Davidson AR. Naturally Occurring Off-Switches for CRISPR-Cas9. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1829-1838.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.017. PubMed PMID: 27984730.
  2. Adamson B, Norman TM, Jost M, Cho MY, Nuñez JK, Chen Y, Villalta JE, Gilbert LA, Horlbeck MA, Hein MY, Pak RA, Gray AN, Gross CA, Dixit A, Parnas O, Regev A, Weissman JS. A Multiplexed Single-Cell CRISPR Screening Platform Enables Systematic Dissection of the Unfolded Protein Response. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1867-1882.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.048. PubMed PMID: 27984733.
  3. Dixit A, Parnas O, Li B, Chen J, Fulco CP, Jerby-Arnon L, Marjanovic ND, Dionne D, Burks T, Raychowdhury R, Adamson B, Norman TM, Lander ES, Weissman JS, Friedman N, Regev A. Perturb-Seq: Dissecting Molecular Circuits with Scalable Single-Cell RNA Profiling of Pooled Genetic Screens. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1853-1866.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.038. PubMed PMID: 27984732; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5181115.
  4. Jaitin DA, Weiner A, Yofe I, Lara-Astiaso D, Keren-Shaul H, David E, Salame TM, Tanay A, van Oudenaarden A, Amit I. Dissecting Immune Circuits by Linking CRISPR-Pooled Screens with Single-Cell RNA-Seq. Cell. 2016 Dec 15;167(7):1883-1896.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.11.039. PubMed PMID: 27984734.
  5. Sheridan C. CRISPR therapeutics push into human testing. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Jan 10;35(1):3-5. doi: 10.1038/nbt0117-3. PubMed PMID: 28072788.

Zebrafish

  1. Reade A, Motta-Mena LB, Gardner KH, Stainier DY, Weiner OD, Woo S. TAEL: A zebrafish-optimized optogenetic gene expression system with fine spatial and temporal control. Development. 2016 Dec 19. pii: dev.139238. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27993986.

Stem Cells

  1. Mandai M, Fujii M, Hashiguchi T, Sunagawa GA, Ito S, Sun J, Kaneko J, Sho J, Yamada C, Takahashi M. iPSC-Derived Retina Transplants Improve Vision in rd1 End-Stage Retinal-Degeneration Mice. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Jan 10;8(1):69-83. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2016.12.008. PubMed PMID: 28076757.

				

Behaviour

  1. Dreosti E, Lopes G, Kampff AR, Wilson SW. Development of social behavior in young zebrafish. Front Neural Circuits. 2015 Aug 18;9:39. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00039. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26347614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4539524.
  2. Pérez-Escudero A, Vicente-Page J, Hinz RC, Arganda S, de Polavieja GG. idTracker: tracking individuals in a group by automatic identification of unmarked animals. Nat Methods. 2014 Jul;11(7):743-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2994. Epub 2014 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 24880877.

Genome editing

  1. Kuscu C, Adli M. CRISPR-Cas9-AID base editor is a powerful gain-of-function screening tool. Nat Methods. 2016 Nov 29;13(12):983-984. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4076. PubMed PMID: 27898061. Ma Y, Zhang J, Yin W, Zhang Z, Song Y, Chang X. Targeted AID-mediated mutagenesis (TAM) enables efficient genomic diversification in mammalian cells. Nat Methods. 2016 Dec;13(12):1029-1035. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4027. PubMed PMID: 27723754.
  2. Hess GT, Frésard L, Han K, Lee CH, Li A, Cimprich KA, Montgomery SB, Bassik MC. Directed evolution using dCas9-targeted somatic hypermutation in mammalian cells. Nat Methods. 2016 Dec;13(12):1036-1042. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4038. PubMed PMID: 27798611. Gao Y, Xiong X, Wong S, Charles EJ, Lim WA, Qi LS. Complex transcriptional modulation with orthogonal and inducible dCas9 regulators. Nat Methods. 2016 Dec;13(12):1043-1049. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4042. PubMed PMID: 27776111.
  3. Nakamura T, Gehrke AR, Lemberg J, Szymaszek J, Shubin NH. Digits and fin rays share common developmental histories. Nature. 2016 Sep 8;537(7619):225-228. doi: 10.1038/nature19322. PubMed PMID: 27533041; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5161576.
    • CRISPR helps evo-devo scientists to unpick the origins of adaptions. Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):249. doi: 10.1038/536249b. PubMed PMID: 27535498.
    • Saxena A, Cooper KL. Evolutionary biology: Fin to limb within our grasp. Nature. 2016 Sep 8;537(7619):176-177. doi: 10.1038/nature19425. PubMed PMID: 27533039.

Genetics/Genomics

  1. Lek M, Karczewski KJ, Minikel EV, Samocha KE, Banks E, Fennell T, O’Donnell-Luria AH, Ware JS, Hill AJ, Cummings BB, Tukiainen T, Birnbaum DP, Kosmicki JA, Duncan LE, Estrada K, Zhao F, Zou J, Pierce-Hoffman E, Berghout J, Cooper DN, Deflaux N, DePristo M, Do R, Flannick J, Fromer M, Gauthier L, Goldstein J, Gupta N, Howrigan D, Kiezun A, Kurki MI, Moonshine AL, Natarajan P, Orozco L, Peloso GM, Poplin R, Rivas MA, Ruano-Rubio V, Rose SA, Ruderfer DM, Shakir K, Stenson PD, Stevens C, Thomas BP, Tiao G, Tusie-Luna MT, Weisburd B, Won HH, Yu D, Altshuler DM, Ardissino D, Boehnke M, Danesh J, Donnelly S, Elosua R, Florez JC, Gabriel SB, Getz G, Glatt SJ, Hultman CM, Kathiresan S, Laakso M, McCarroll S, McCarthy MI, McGovern D, McPherson R, Neale BM, Palotie A, Purcell SM, Saleheen D, Scharf JM, Sklar P, Sullivan PF, Tuomilehto J, Tsuang MT, Watkins HC, Wilson JG, Daly MJ, MacArthur DG; Exome Aggregation Consortium.. Analysis of protein-coding genetic variation in 60,706 humans. Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):285-91. doi: 10.1038/nature19057. PubMed PMID: 27535533; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5018207.
  2. Shendure J. Human genomics: A deep dive into genetic variation. Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):277-8. doi: 10.1038/536277a. PubMed PMID: 27535530.
  3. ExAC project pins down rare gene variants. Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):249. doi: 10.1038/536249a. PubMed PMID: 27535499.
  4. Carss KJ, Arno G, Erwood M, Stephens J, Sanchis-Juan A, Hull S, Megy K, Grozeva D, Dewhurst E, Malka S, Plagnol V, Penkett C, Stirrups K, Rizzo R, Wright G, Josifova D, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Scott RH, Clement E, Allen L, Armstrong R, Brady AF, Carmichael J, Chitre M, Henderson RH, Hurst J, MacLaren RE, Murphy E, Paterson J, Rosser E, Thompson DA, Wakeling E, Ouwehand WH, Michaelides M, Moore AT; NIHR-BioResource Rare Diseases Consortium., Webster AR, Raymond FL. Comprehensive Rare Variant Analysis via Whole-Genome Sequencing to Determine the Molecular Pathology of Inherited Retinal Disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Dec 28. pii: S0002-9297(16)30527-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.12.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28041643.

Evolution

  1. Nakamura T, Gehrke AR, Lemberg J, Szymaszek J, Shubin NH. Digits and fin rays share common developmental histories. Nature. 2016 Sep 8;537(7619):225-228. doi: 10.1038/nature19322. PubMed PMID: 27533041; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5161576.
  2. CRISPR helps evo-devo scientists to unpick the origins of adaptions. Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):249. doi: 10.1038/536249b. PubMed PMID: 27535498.
  3. Saxena A, Cooper KL. Evolutionary biology: Fin to limb within our grasp. Nature. 2016 Sep 8;537(7619):176-177. doi: 10.1038/nature19425. PubMed PMID: 27533039.

System biology

  1. Gao Y, Xiong X, Wong S, Charles EJ, Lim WA, Qi LS. Complex transcriptional modulation with orthogonal and inducible dCas9 regulators. Nat Methods. 2016 Dec;13(12):1043-1049. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4042. PubMed PMID: 27776111.
  2. Frumkin I, Schirman D, Rotman A, Li F, Zahavi L, Mordret E, Asraf O, Wu S, Levy SF, Pilpel Y. Gene Architectures that Minimize Cost of Gene Expression. Mol Cell. 2016 Nov 25. pii: S1097-2765(16)30715-8. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.11.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27989436.


				

On July 20th 2016, I was invited by Dr. Chi-ho To, Professor and Head, and Dr. Chi-wai Do to visit the School of Optometry of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This is the leading Optometry school in Hong Kong and Asia. They have also been conducting many research programs that lead to translational products that help eye-disease patients. Their cohesive and collegial team great enhances efficiency and contributes to their success in research. During my visit, I gave a seminar on “Discover New Drugs for Retinal Degeneration by Zebrafish Research” and shared our vision on using this research platform to help patients with this great research team.

Yuk Fai Leung with the Professors from the School of Optometry at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Yuk Fai Leung shared his vision on zebrafish research.

Yuk Fai Leung shared his vision on zebrafish research.

On July 18th and 19th of 2016, I was invited by Dr. Zi-Bing Jin to visit his research group at the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China again. They are doing amazing work on various aspects of ophthalmology, from human genetics, stem cells, microRNAs to zebrafish. We have been working together on the zebrafish platform for years, and it is gratifying to see Dr. Jin’s group’s development over the years. When I visited them every time, I was always impressed by how enthusiastic and hard working the Wenzhou students are. Dr. Jin’s group probably has 30 to 40 students. Most of them work at least 12 hours in the lab every day! With this dedication, no wonder many Chinese students are making a big contribution to science these days.

A few pictures of my visit:

Yuk Fai Leung gave a research talk on using zebrafish to discover new drugs for rod degeneration to the students at Wenzhou Medical University.

 

Dr. Zi-Bing Jin at Wenzhou Medical University shared his research vision with Yuk Fai Leung.

Yuk Fai Leung gave a workshop on “Effective Scientific Communication”. In this workshop, I shared with the enthusiastic students many writing tricks and communication skills that I learned through experience over the years. These skills are particularly suitable for those of us who speak English as a second language and want to effectively communicate our findings to the research community.

Development

  1. Baxendale S, Whitfield TT. Methods to study the development, anatomy, and function of the zebrafish inner ear across the life course. Methods Cell Biol. 2016;134:165-209. doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2016.02.007. Epub 2016 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 27312494.
  2. Simoes-Costa M, Bronner ME. Reprogramming of avian neural crest axial identity and cell fate. Science. 2016 Jun 24;352(6293):1570-3. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf2729. PubMed PMID: 27339986.

Genetics

  1. Birney E, Smith GD, Greally JM. Epigenome-wide Association Studies and the Interpretation of Disease -Omics. PLoS Genet. 2016 Jun 23;12(6):e1006105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006105. eCollection 2016 Jun. Review. PubMed PMID: 27336614.

Molecular Biology

  1. Ellefson JW, Gollihar J, Shroff R, Shivram H, Iyer VR, Ellington AD. Synthetic evolutionary origin of a proofreading reverse transcriptase. Science. 2016 Jun 24;352(6293):1590-3. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf5409. PubMed PMID: 27339990.

Genome Editing

  1. Feng Y, Chen C, Han Y, Chen Z, Lu X, Liang F, Li S, Qin W, Lin S. Expanding CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Capacity in Zebrafish Using SaCas9. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Jun 17. pii: g3.116.031914. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.031914. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27317783.

Behaviour

  1. Peeters BW, Moeskops M, Veenvliet AR. Color Preference in Danio rerio: Effects of Age and Anxiolytic Treatments. Zebrafish. 2016 Aug;13(4):330-4. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2015.1150. PubMed PMID: 27333080.

Stem cells

  1. Clevers H. Modeling Development and Disease with Organoids. Cell. 2016 Jun 16;165(7):1586-97. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.082. Review. PubMed PMID: 27315476.

Retina

  1. Malicki J, Pooranachandran N, Nikolaev A, Fang X, Avanesov A. Analysis of the retina in the zebrafish model. Methods Cell Biol. 2016;134:257-334. doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2016.04.017. Epub 2016 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 27312496.
  2. Kim JW, Yang HJ, Oel AP, Brooks MJ, Jia L, Plachetzki DC, Li W, Allison WT, Swaroop A. Recruitment of Rod Photoreceptors from Short-Wavelength-Sensitive Cones during the Evolution of Nocturnal Vision in Mammals. Dev Cell. 2016 Jun 20;37(6):520-32. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.05.023. PubMed PMID: 27326930; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4918105.


				

Retinal development

  1. Tian C, Zou S, Hu B. Extraocular Source of Oligodendrocytes Contribute to Retinal Myelination and Optokinetic Responses in Zebrafish. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Apr 1;57(4):2129-38. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-17675. PubMed PMID: 27100159.
  2. Riesenberg AN, Brown NL. Cell autonomous and nonautonomous requirements for Delltalike1 during early mouse retinal neurogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2016 Jun;245(6):631-40. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24402. Epub 2016 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 26947267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4873400.

Scientific Career

  1. Mervis J. BEHIND THE NUMBERS. ‘Employment crisis’ for new Ph.D.s is an illusion. Science. 2016 May 20;352(6288):880. doi: 10.1126/science.352.6288.880. PubMed PMID: 27199396.

Evolution

  1. Karnkowska A, Vacek V, Zubáčová Z, Treitli SC, Petrželková R, Eme L, Novák L, Žárský V, Barlow LD, Herman EK, Soukal P, Hroudová M, Doležal P, Stairs CW, Roger AJ, Eliáš M, Dacks JB, Vlček Č, Hampl V. A Eukaryote without a Mitochondrial Organelle. Curr Biol. 2016 May 23;26(10):1274-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.053. Epub 2016 May 12. PubMed PMID: 27185558.

Visual behaviour

  1. Orger MB. The Cellular Organization of Zebrafish Visuomotor Circuits. Curr Biol. 2016 May 9;26(9):R377-85. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.054. Review. PubMed PMID: 27166700.
  2. Currie SP, Doherty GH, Sillar KT. Deep-brain photoreception links luminance detection to motor output in Xenopus frog tadpoles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 24;113(21):6053-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515516113. Epub 2016 May 10. PubMed PMID: 27166423.

Scientific publishing

  1. Berg JM, Bhalla N, Bourne PE, Chalfie M, Drubin DG, Fraser JS, Greider CW, Hendricks M, Jones C, Kiley R, King S, Kirschner MW, Krumholz HM, Lehmann R, Leptin M, Pulverer B, Rosenzweig B, Spiro JE, Stebbins M, Strasser C, Swaminathan S, Turner P, Vale RD, VijayRaghavan K, Wolberger C. SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. Preprints for the life sciences. Science. 2016 May 20;352(6288):899-901. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf9133. PubMed PMID: 27199406.
  2. Sarewitz D. The pressure to publish pushes down quality. Nature. 2016 May 11;533(7602):147. doi: 10.1038/533147a. PubMed PMID: 27172010.

Genome editing

  1. Abudayyeh OO, Gootenberg JS, Konermann S, Joung J, Slaymaker IM, Cox DB, Shmakov S, Makarova KS, Semenova E, Minakhin L, Severinov K, Regev A, Lander ES, Koonin EV, Zhang F. C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector. Science. 2016 Jun 2. pii: aaf5573. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27256883.

Zebrafish

  1. Adatto I, Krug L, Zon LI. The Red Light District and Its Effects on Zebrafish Reproduction. Zebrafish. 2016 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26978703.
  2. Brocal I, White RJ, Dooley CM, Carruthers SN, Clark R, Hall A, Busch-Nentwich EM, Stemple DL, Kettleborough RN. Efficient identification of CRISPR/Cas9-induced insertions/deletions by direct germline screening in zebrafish. BMC Genomics. 2016 Mar 24;17(1):259. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2563-z. PubMed PMID: 27009152.
  3. Hoshijima K, Jurynec MJ, Grunwald DJ. Precise Editing of the Zebrafish Genome Made Simple and Efficient. Dev Cell. 2016 Mar 21;36(6):654-67. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.02.015. PubMed PMID: 27003937.
  4. Varshney GK, Zhang S, Pei W, Adomako-Ankomah A, Fohtung J, Schaffer K, Carrington B, Maskeri A, Slevin C, Wolfsberg T, Ledin J, Sood R, Burgess SM. CRISPRz: a database of zebrafish validated sgRNAs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D822-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv998. Epub 2015 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 26438539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4702947.

Retina

  1. Mullally M, Albrecht C, Horton M, Laboissonniere LA, Goetz JJ, Chowdhury R, Manning A, Wester AK, Bose Q, Trimarchi JM. Expression Profiling of Developing Zebrafish Retinal Cells. Zebrafish. 2016 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26982811.

Disease

  1. Roy DS, Arons A, Mitchell TI, Pignatelli M, Ryan TJ, Tonegawa S. Memory retrieval by activating engram cells in mouse models of early Alzheimer’s disease. Nature. 2016 Mar 16. doi: 10.1038/nature17172. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26982728.

Molecular Biology

  1. Louder RK, He Y, López-Blanco JR, Fang J, Chacón P, Nogales E. Structure of promoter-bound TFIID and model of human pre-initiation complex assembly. Nature. 2016 Mar 23. doi: 10.1038/nature17394. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27007846.

Cell Biology

  1. Norris DP, Jackson PK. Cell biology: Calcium contradictions in cilia. Nature. 2016 Mar 23. doi: 10.1038/nature17313. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27007852.

Systems Biology

  1. Hashimoto M, Nozoe T, Nakaoka H, Okura R, Akiyoshi S, Kaneko K, Kussell E, Wakamoto Y. Noise-driven growth rate gain in clonal cellular populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 7. pii: 201519412. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26951676.
  2. Davidi D, Noor E, Liebermeister W, Bar-Even A, Flamholz A, Tummler K, Barenholz U, Goldenfeld M, Shlomi T, Milo R. Global characterization of in vivo enzyme catalytic rates and their correspondence to in vitro kcat measurements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 7. pii: 201514240. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26951675.

Genome editing

  1. Hoshijima K, Jurynec MJ, Grunwald DJ. Precise Editing of the Zebrafish Genome Made Simple and Efficient. Dev Cell. 2016 Mar 21;36(6):654-67. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.02.015. PubMed PMID: 27003937.
  2. Varshney GK, Zhang S, Pei W, Adomako-Ankomah A, Fohtung J, Schaffer K, Carrington B, Maskeri A, Slevin C, Wolfsberg T, Ledin J, Sood R, Burgess SM. CRISPRz: a database of zebrafish validated sgRNAs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D822-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv998. Epub 2015 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 26438539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4702947.


				

Several interesting and good discussions on publishing life science articles on BioRxiv, a preprint server based on the arXiv model:

From the New York Times: “Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet“.

From Mike Eisen’s blog.

Eye diseases

  1. Lin H, Ouyang H, Zhu J, Huang S, Liu Z, Chen S, Cao G, Li G, Signer RA, Xu Y, Chung C, Zhang Y, Lin D, Patel S, Wu F, Cai H, Hou J, Wen C, Jafari M, Liu X, Luo L, Zhu J, Qiu A, Hou R, Chen B, Chen J, Granet D, Heichel C, Shang F, Li X, Krawczyk M, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Wang Y, Shi W, Chen D, Zhong Z, Zhong S, Zhang L, Chen S, Morrison SJ, Maas RL, Zhang K, Liu Y. Lens regeneration using endogenous stem cells with gain of visual function. Nature. 2016 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nature17181. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26958831. News release: Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision
  2. Hayashi R, Ishikawa Y, Sasamoto Y, Katori R, Nomura N, Ichikawa T, Araki S, Soma T, Kawasaki S, Sekiguchi K, Quantock AJ, Tsujikawa M, Nishida K. Co-ordinated ocular development from human iPS cells and recovery of corneal function. Nature. 2016 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nature17000. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26958835.

Stem cells

  1. Sridhar A, Ohlemacher SK, Langer KB, Meyer JS. Robust Differentiation of mRNA-Reprogrammed Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Toward a Retinal Lineage. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Mar 1. pii: sctm.2015-0093. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26933039.
  2. Sagi I, Chia G, Golan-Lev T, Peretz M, Weissbein U, Sui L, Sauer MV, Yanuka O, Egli D, Benvenisty N. Derivation and differentiation of haploid human embryonic stem cells. Nature. 2016 Mar 16. doi: 10.1038/nature17408. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26982723.

Development

  1. Pueschel R, Coraggio F, Meister P. From single genes to entire genomes: the search for a function of nuclear organization. Development. 2016 Mar 15;143(6):910-23. doi: 10.1242/dev.129007. Review. PubMed PMID: 26980791.
  2. Salomon DR. A CRISPR Way to Block PERVs – Engineering Organs for Transplantation. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 17;374(11):1089-1091. PubMed PMID: 26981939.

Neuroscience

  1. Mullins C, Fishell G, Tsien RW. Unifying Views of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Consideration of Autoregulatory Feedback Loops. Neuron. 2016 Mar 16;89(6):1131-56. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.017. Review. PubMed PMID: 26985722.
  2. Hazen JL, Faust GG, Rodriguez AR, Ferguson WC, Shumilina S, Clark RA, Boland MJ, Martin G, Chubukov P, Tsunemoto RK, Torkamani A, Kupriyanov S, Hall IM, Baldwin KK. The Complete Genome Sequences, Unique Mutational Spectra, and Developmental Potency of Adult Neurons Revealed by Cloning. Neuron. 2016 Mar 16;89(6):1223-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.004. Epub 2016 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 26948891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4795965.

Mathematics

  1. Castelvecchi D. Fermat’s last theorem earns Andrew Wiles the Abel Prize. Nature. 2016 Mar 17;531(7594):287. doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19552. PubMed PMID: 26983518.

Genomics

  1. Bintu L, Yong J, Antebi YE, McCue K, Kazuki Y, Uno N, Oshimura M, Elowitz MB. Dynamics of epigenetic regulation at the single-cell level. Science. 2016 Feb 12;351(6274):720-4. doi: 10.1126/science.aab2956. PubMed PMID: 26912859.
    • Commentary: Keung AJ, Khalil AS. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. A unifying model of epigenetic regulation. Science. 2016 Feb 12;351(6274):661-2. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf1647. PubMed PMID: 26912843.
  2. Cahan P. Enabling direct fate conversion with network biology. Nat Genet. 2016 Feb 24;48(3):226-7. doi: 10.1038/ng.3516. PubMed PMID: 26906680.
  3. Rackham OJ, Firas J, Fang H, Oates ME, Holmes ML, Knaupp AS; FANTOM Consortium, Suzuki H, Nefzger CM, Daub CO, Shin JW, Petretto E, Forrest AR, Hayashizaki Y, Polo JM, Gough J. A predictive computational framework for direct reprogramming between human cell types. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 18. doi: 10.1038/ng.3487. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26780608.
  4. Savova V, Chun S, Sohail M, McCole RB, Witwicki R, Gai L, Lenz TL, Wu CT, Sunyaev SR, Gimelbrant AA. Genes with monoallelic expression contribute disproportionately to genetic diversity in humans. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 25. doi: 10.1038/ng.3493. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26808112.
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Development

  1. Aggarwal V, Dickinson RB, Lele TP. Concentration Sensing by the Moving Nucleus in Cell Fate Determination: A Computational Analysis. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 12;11(2):e0149213. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149213. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26872214.
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Molecular Biology

  1. Burgers PM, Gordenin D, Kunkel TA. Who Is Leading the Replication Fork, Pol ε or Pol δ? Mol Cell. 2016 Feb 18;61(4):492-3. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.01.017. PubMed PMID: 26895421.
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Funding

  1.  Vachelard J, Gambarra-Soares T, Augustini G, Riul P, Maracaja-Coutinho V. A Guide to Scientific Crowdfunding. PLoS Biol. 2016 Feb 17;14(2):e1002373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002373. eCollection 2016 Feb. PubMed PMID: 26886064.

Genome editing

  1. Tai DJ, Ragavendran A, Manavalan P, Stortchevoi A, Seabra CM, Erdin S, Collins RL, Blumenthal I, Chen X, Shen Y, Sahin M, Zhang C, Lee C, Gusella JF, Talkowski ME. Engineering microdeletions and microduplications by targeting segmental duplications with CRISPR. Nat Neurosci. 2016 Feb 1. doi: 10.1038/nn.4235. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26829649.

Behaviour

  1. Scott CA, Marsden AN, Slusarski DC. Automated, high-throughput, in vivo analysis of visual function using the zebrafish. Dev Dyn. 2016 Feb 18. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24398. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26890697.

Stem cells

  1. Fatehullah A, Tan SH, Barker N. Organoids as an in vitro model of human development and disease. Nat Cell Biol. 2016 Feb 25;18(3):246-54. doi: 10.1038/ncb3312. Review. PubMed PMID: 26911908.
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  3. Pastor WA, Chen D, Liu W, Kim R, Sahakyan A, Lukianchikov A, Plath K, Jacobsen SE, Clark AT. Naive Human Pluripotent Cells Feature a Methylation Landscape Devoid of Blastocyst or Germline Memory. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 Mar 3;18(3):323-9. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.01.019. Epub 2016 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 26853856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4779431.
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Medicine

  1. Peplow M. Synthetic biology’s first malaria drug meets market resistance. Nature. 2016 Feb 25;530(7591):389-90. doi: 10.1038/530390a. PubMed PMID: 26911755.

Genome editing

  1. Hayes RP, Xiao Y, Ding F, van Erp PB, Rajashankar K, Bailey S, Wiedenheft B, Ke A. Structural basis for promiscuous PAM recognition in type I-E Cascade from E. coli. Nature. 2016 Feb 10. doi: 10.1038/nature16995. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863189.