Posts tagged ‘genetics’

Retinal development

  1. Masuda T, Zhang X, Berlinicke C, Wan J, Yerrabelli A, Conner EA, Kjellstrom S, Bush R, Thorgeirsson SS, Swaroop A, Chen S, Zack DJ. The Transcription Factor GTF2IRD1 Regulates the Topology and Function of Photoreceptors by Modulating Photoreceptor Gene Expression across the Retina. J Neurosci. 2014 Nov 12;34(46):15356-68.
  2. Okabe K, Kobayashi S, Yamada T, Kurihara T, Tai-Nagara I, Miyamoto T,
    Mukouyama YS, Sato TN, Suda T, Ema M, Kubota Y. Neurons limit angiogenesis by titrating VEGF in retina. Cell. 2014 Oct 23;159(3):584-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.025. PubMed PMID: 25417109.

Retina

  1. Baehr W. Membrane Protein Transport in Photoreceptors: The Function of PDEd.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Dec 30;55(12):8653-66. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-16066. PubMed PMID: 25550383.

Genome editing

  1. Auer TO, Duroure K, Concordet JP, Del Bene F. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated conversion of eGFP- into Gal4-transgenic lines in zebrafish. Nat Protoc. 2014 Dec;9(12):2823-40. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.187. Epub 2014 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 25393779.
  2. Yang L, Grishin D, Wang G, Aach J, Zhang CZ, Chari R, Homsy J, Cai X, Zhao Y, Fan JB, Seidman C, Seidman J, Pu W, Church G. Targeted and genome-wide sequencing reveal single nucleotide variations impacting specificity of Cas9 in human stem cells. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 26;5:5507. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6507. PubMed PMID: 25425480.
  3. Nielsen AA, Voigt CA. Multi-input CRISPR/Cas genetic circuits that interface host regulatory networks. Mol Syst Biol. 2014 Nov 24;10:763. doi:
    10.15252/msb.20145735. PubMed PMID: 25422271.
  4. Byrne SM, Ortiz L, Mali P, Aach J, Church GM. Multi-kilobase homozygous
    targeted gene replacement in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Nov 20. pii: gku1246. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25414332.
  5. Naito Y, Hino K, Bono H, Ui-Tei K. CRISPRdirect: software for designing
    CRISPR/Cas guide RNA with reduced off-target sites. Bioinformatics. 2014 Nov 20. pii: btu743. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25414360.
  6. Doudna JA, Charpentier E. Genome editing. The new frontier of genome
    engineering with CRISPR-Cas9. Science. 2014 Nov 28;346(6213):1258096. doi: 10.1126/science.1258096. PubMed PMID: 25430774.

Imaging

  1. Paquet D, Plucinska G, Misgeld T. In vivo imaging of mitochondria in intact
    zebrafish larvae. Methods Enzymol. 2014;547:151-64. PubMed PMID: 25416357.

Zebrafish

  1. McCluskey BM, Postlethwait JH. Phylogeny of zebrafish, a ‘model species’, within Danio, a ‘model genus’. Mol Biol Evol. 2014 Nov 20. pii: msu325. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25415969.
  2. Magdeldin S, Blaser RE, Yamamoto T, Yates JR 3rd. Behavioral and Proteomic Analysis of Stress Response in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). J Proteome Res. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25398274.

Stem cells

  1. Byrne SM, Ortiz L, Mali P, Aach J, Church GM. Multi-kilobase homozygous
    targeted gene replacement in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Nov 20. pii: gku1246. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25414332.

Development & Disease

  1. The Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study; The Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study. Large-scale discovery of novel genetic causes of developmental disorders. Nature. 2014 Dec 24. doi: 10.1038/nature14135. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25533962.

Genetics

  1. Tan AS, Baty JW, Dong LF, Bezawork-Geleta A, Endaya B, Goodwin J, Bajzikova M, Kovarova J, Peterka M, Yan B, Pesdar EA, Sobol M, Filimonenko A, Stuart S, Vondrusova M, Kluckova K, Sachaphibulkij K, Rohlena J, Hozak P, Truksa J, Eccles D, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, Neuzil J, Berridge MV. Mitochondrial Genome Acquisition Restores Respiratory Function and Tumorigenic Potential of Cancer Cells without Mitochondrial DNA. Cell Metab. 2015 Jan 6;21(1):81-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2014.12.003. PubMed PMID: 25565207.

Medicine

  1. Ling LL, Schneider T, Peoples AJ, Spoering AL, Engels I, Conlon BP, Mueller A, Schäberle TF, Hughes DE, Epstein S, Jones M, Lazarides L, Steadman VA, Cohen DR, Felix CR, Fetterman KA, Millett WP, Nitti AG, Zullo AM, Chen C, Lewis K. A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance. Nature. 2015 Jan 7. doi: 10.1038/nature14098. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25561178.

Evolution

  1. Yoshida MA, Yura K, Ogura A. Cephalopod eye evolution was modulated by the acquisition of Pax-6 splicing variants. Sci Rep. 2014 Mar 5;4:4256. doi: 10.1038/srep04256. PubMed PMID: 24594543; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3942700.

 

Gene regulatory network

  1. Barsi JC, Tu Q, Davidson E. General approach for in vivo recovery of cell type specific effector gene sets. Genome Res. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24604781.

Medicine

  1. Project to Improve Poor Children’s Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Show
  2. Begley CG, Ellis LM. Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):531-3. doi: 10.1038/483531a. PubMed PMID: 22460880.

Neuroscience

  1. Portugues R, Feierstein CE, Engert F, Orger MB. Whole-brain activity maps reveal stereotyped, distributed networks for visuomotor behavior. Neuron. 2014 Mar 19;81(6):1328-43. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.019. PubMed PMID: 24656252.
  2. Lancaster MA, Renner M, Martin CA, Wenzel D, Bicknell LS, Hurles ME, Homfray T, Penninger JM, Jackson AP, Knoblich JA. Cerebral organoids model human brain development and microcephaly. Nature. 2013 Sep 19;501(7467):373-9. doi: 10.1038/nature12517. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23995685; PubMed Central
    PMCID: PMC3817409.

    • Brüstle O. Developmental neuroscience: Miniature human brains. Nature. 2013
      Sep 19;501(7467):319-20. doi: 10.1038/nature12552. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23995687.

Genome editing

  1. Auer TO, Del Bene F. CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-mediated knock-in approaches in zebrafish. Methods. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S1046-2023(14)00129-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.03.027. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24704174.
  2. Zhou Y, Zhu S, Cai C, Yuan P, Li C, Huang Y, Wei W. High-throughput screening
    of a CRISPR/Cas9 library for functional genomics in human cells. Nature. 2014 Apr
    9. doi: 10.1038/nature13166. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24717434.
  3. Yin H, Xue W, Chen S, Bogorad RL, Benedetti E, Grompe M, Koteliansky V, Sharp
    PA, Jacks T, Anderson DG. Genome editing with Cas9 in adult mice corrects a disease mutation and phenotype. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Mar 30. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2884. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24681508.

Stem cells

  1. Becker S, Jayaram H, Limb GA. Recent Advances towards the Clinical Application of Stem Cells for Retinal Regeneration. Cells. 2012 Oct 18;1(4):851-73. doi: 10.3390/cells1040851. PubMed PMID: 24710533.
  2. Assawachananont J et al., Transplantation of Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived 3D Retinal Sheets into Retinal Degenerative Mice. Stem Cell Reports. 2014; 2: 662-674.

Retinal degeneration

  1. Wasfy MM, Matsui JI, Miller J, Dowling JE, Perkins BD. myosin 7aa(-/-) mutant zebrafish show mild photoreceptor degeneration and reduced electroretinographic responses. Exp Eye Res. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S0014-4835(14)00083-9. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2014.03.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24698764.

Retinal development

  1. Weber IP, Ramos AP, Strzyz PJ, Leung LC, Young S, Norden C. Mitotic Position and Morphology of Committed Precursor Cells in the Zebrafish Retina Adapt to Architectural Changes upon Tissue Maturation. Cell Rep. 2014 Apr 2. pii: S2211-1247(14)00192-2. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.03.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24703843.
  2. Almeida AD, Boije H, Chow RW, He J, Tham J, Suzuki SC, Harris WA. Spectrum of Fates: a new approach to the study of the developing zebrafish retina. Development. 2014 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24718991.
  3. Yoshimatsu T, Williams PR, D’Orazi FD, Suzuki SC, Fadool JM, Allison WT, Raymond PA, Wong RO. Transmission from the dominant input shapes the stereotypic ratio of photoreceptor inputs onto horizontal cells. Nat Commun. 2014 May 15;5:3699. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4699. PubMed PMID: 24832361.

Development

  1. Bianchi E, Doe B, Goulding D, Wright GJ. Juno is the egg Izumo receptor and is essential for mammalian fertilization. Nature. 2014 Apr 24;508(7497):483-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13203. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 24739963; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3998876.

Genetics/Synthetic biology

  1. Malyshev DA, Dhami K, Lavergne T, Chen T, Dai N, Foster JM, Corrêa IR Jr, Romesberg FE. A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet. Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):385-8. doi: 10.1038/nature13314. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24805238.
    • Commentary: Thyer R, Ellefson J. Synthetic biology: New letters for life’s alphabet. Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):291-2. doi: 10.1038/nature13335. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24805244.

Genomics

  1. Venter’s New Goal: World’s Largest Sequencing Operation
  2. Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

Genetics

  1. Vanderperre B, Lucier JF, Bissonnette C, Motard J, Tremblay G, Vanderperre S, Wisztorski M, Salzet M, Boisvert FM, Roucou X. Direct detection of alternative open reading frames translation products in human significantly expands the proteome. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 12;8(8):e70698. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070698. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23950983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3741303.

Stem cells

  1. Acid-bath stem-cell study under investigation.

Genome-editing

  1. Tebas P, Stein D, Tang WW, Frank I, Wang SQ, Lee G, Spratt SK, Surosky RT, Giedlin MA, Nichol G, Holmes MC, Gregory PD, Ando DG, Kalos M, Collman RG, Binder-Scholl G, Plesa G, Hwang WT, Levine BL, June CH. Gene editing of CCR5 in autologous CD4 T cells of persons infected with HIV. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 6;370(10):901-10. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1300662. PubMed PMID: 24597865.
    • Editorial commentary: Kay MA, Walker BD. Engineering cellular resistance to HIV. N Engl J Med. 2014
      Mar 6;370(10):968-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1400593. PubMed PMID: 24597871.
    • News coverage: Editing Genes May Make Cells Resist HIV.

Philosophy

How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner

Medicine

  1. Flannick J, Thorleifsson G, Beer NL, Jacobs SB, Grarup N, Burtt NP, Mahajan A, Fuchsberger C, Atzmon G, Benediktsson R, Blangero J, Bowden DW, Brandslund I, Brosnan J, Burslem F, Chambers J, Cho YS, Christensen C, Douglas DA, Duggirala R, Dymek Z, Farjoun Y, Fennell T, Fontanillas P, Forsén T, Gabriel S, Glaser B, Gudbjartsson DF, Hanis C, Hansen T, Hreidarsson AB, Hveem K, Ingelsson E, Isomaa  B, Johansson S, Jørgensen T, Jørgensen ME, Kathiresan S, Kong A, Kooner J, Kravic J, Laakso M, Lee JY, Lind L, Lindgren CM, Linneberg A, Masson G, Meitinger T, Mohlke KL, Molven A, Morris AP, Potluri S, Rauramaa R, Ribel-Madsen R, Richard AM, Rolph T, Salomaa V, Segrè AV, Skärstrand H, Steinthorsdottir V, Stringham HM, Sulem P, Tai ES, Teo YY, Teslovich T, Thorsteinsdottir U, Trimmer JK, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Vaziri-Sani F, Voight BF, Wilson JG, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Njølstad PR, Pedersen O, Groop L, Cox DR, Stefansson K, Altshuler D. Loss-of-function mutations in SLC30A8 protect against type 2 diabetes. Nat Genet. 2014 Mar 2. doi: 10.1038/ng.2915. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24584071.
  2. Mapstone M, Cheema AK, Fiandaca MS, Zhong X, Mhyre TR, Macarthur LH, Hall WJ, Fisher SG, Peterson DR, Haley JM, Nazar MD, Rich SA, Berlau DJ, Peltz CB, Tan MT, Kawas CH, Federoff HJ. Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults. Nat Med. 2014 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nm.3466. [Epub ahead of print]
    PubMed PMID: 24608097.

Imaging

  1. Foldscope: Origami-based paper microscope

Zebrafish

  1. Cressey D. Fish-kill method questioned. Nature. 2014 Feb 27;506(7489):419-20. doi: 10.1038/506419a. PubMed PMID: 24572404.

 

Eye disease

  1. Fernandez de Castro J, Scott PA, Fransen JW, Demas J, Demarco PJ, Kaplan HJ, McCall MA. Cone Photoreceptors Develop Normally in the Absence of Functional Rod Photoreceptors in a Transgenic Swine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Mar 11. pii: iovs.13-13724v1. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13724. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24618325.

Vision

  1. Partridge JC, Douglas RH, Marshall NJ, Chung WS, Jordan TM, Wagner HJ. Reflecting optics in the diverticular eye of a deep-sea barreleye fish (Rhynchohyalus natalensis). Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Mar 19;281(1782):20133223. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3223. Print 2014. PubMed PMID: 24648222.

Evolution

  1. Gassmann AJ, Petzold-Maxwell JL, Clifton EH, Dunbar MW, Hoffmann AM, Ingber DA, Keweshan RS. Field-evolved resistance by western corn rootworm to multiple Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in transgenic maize. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24639498.

Neuroscience

  1. Bushdid C, Magnasco MO, Vosshall LB, Keller A. Humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli. Science. 2014 Mar 21;343(6177):1370-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1249168. PubMed PMID: 24653035.

In January, I visited the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics at the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China [Chinese website of the Institute]. It is a large provincial hospital in Sichuan Province with a population of 80.8 million. The hospital served approximately 3.6 million outpatient and emergency cases, and carried out almost 75,000 surgeries in 2011. With this number of patients, the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics collected extensive human samples and has been a leader in genetics study in China.

Prof. Zhengli Yang, the vice president of the hospital and the director of Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, invited both me and a renowned eye geneticist Prof. Shomi Bhattacharya to discuss our current research on eye disease therapy. I discussed how my lab is setting up the foundation to use zebrafish to screen eye drugs at Purdue. Prof. Bhattacharya discussed his work on gene therapy and stem cell therapy. It was a great experience to interact with a world leader in genetics whom discovered many of the key genes in retinal degeneration, and a top notch research institution in China.

Yuk Fai Leung lectured at the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China

 

Prof. Shomi Bhattacharya lectured at the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China. Prof. Zhenglin Yang (right) hosted the symposium.

 

Audience from the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China.

Neuroscience

  1. Widmann A, Schröger E. Filter effects and filter artifacts in the analysis of  electrophysiological data. Front Psychol. 2012 Jul 9;3:233. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00233. eCollection 2012. PubMed PMID: 22787453; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3391960.
  2. Hsiao EY, McBride SW, Hsien S, Sharon G, Hyde ER, McCue T, Codelli JA, Chow J, Reisman SE, Petrosino JF, Patterson PH, Mazmanian SK. Microbiota modulate behavioral and physiological abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. Cell. 2013 Dec 19;155(7):1451-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.11.024. Epub 2013 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 24315484.
  3. Stern P. The heavily connected brain. Connection, connection, connection… Introduction. Science. 2013 Nov 1;342(6158):577. doi: 10.1126/science.342.6158.577. PubMed PMID: 24179217.
  4. Zatorre RJ. Predispositions and plasticity in music and speech learning: neural correlates and implications. Science. 2013 Nov 1;342(6158):585-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1238414. Review. PubMed PMID: 24179219.
  5. Turk-Browne NB. Functional interactions as big data in the human brain.Science. 2013 Nov 1;342(6158):580-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1238409. Review. PubMed PMID: 24179218.
  6. DeCaen PG, Delling M, Vien TN, Clapham DE. Direct recording and molecular identification of the calcium channel of primary cilia. Nature. 2013 Dec 12;504(7479):315-8. doi: 10.1038/nature12832. PubMed PMID: 24336289.
  7. Delling M, DeCaen PG, Doerner JF, Febvay S, Clapham DE. Primary cilia are specialized calcium signalling organelles. Nature. 2013 Dec 12;504(7479):311-4. doi: 10.1038/nature12833. PubMed PMID: 24336288.

Genetics

  1. Korf I. Genomics: the state of the art in RNA-seq analysis. Nat Methods. 2013 Nov 26;10(12):1165-6. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2735. PubMed PMID: 24296473.
  2. Steijger T, Abril JF, Engström PG, Kokocinski F; RGASP Consortium, Abril JF, Akerman M, Alioto T, Ambrosini G, Antonarakis SE, Behr J, Bertone P, Bohnert R, Bucher P, Cloonan N, Derrien T, Djebali S, Du J, Dudoit S, Engström PG, Gerstein M, Gingeras TR, Gonzalez D, Grimmond SM, Guigó R, Habegger L, Harrow J, Hubbard TJ, Iseli C, Jean G, Kahles A, Kokocinski F, Lagarde J, Leng J, Lefebvre G, Lewis S, Mortazavi A, Niermann P, Rätsch G, Reymond A, Ribeca P, Richard H, Rougemont J, Rozowsky J, Sammeth M, Sboner A, Schulz MH, Searle SM, Solorzano ND, Solovyev V, Stanke M, Steijger T, Stevenson BJ, Stockinger H, Valsesia A, Weese D, White S, Wold BJ, Wu J, Wu TD, Zeller G, Zerbino D, Zhang MQ, Hubbard TJ, Guigó R, Harrow J, Bertone P. Assessment of transcript reconstruction methods for RNA-seq. Nat Methods. 2013 Dec;10(12):1177-84. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2714. Epub 2013 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 24185837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3851240.
  3. Engström PG, Steijger T, Sipos B, Grant GR, Kahles A; RGASP Consortium, Alioto T, Behr J, Bertone P, Bohnert R, Campagna D, Davis CA, Dobin A, Engström PG, Gingeras TR, Goldman N, Grant GR, Guigó R, Harrow J, Hubbard TJ, Jean G, Kahles A, Kosarev P, Li S, Liu J, Mason CE, Molodtsov V, Ning Z, Ponstingl H, Prins JF, Rätsch G, Ribeca P, Seledtsov I, Sipos B, Solovyev V, Steijger T, Valle G, Vitulo N, Wang K, Wu TD, Zeller G, Rätsch G, Goldman N, Hubbard TJ, Harrow J, Guigó R, Bertone P. Systematic evaluation of spliced alignment programs for RNA-seq data.  Nat Methods. 2013 Dec;10(12):1185-91. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2722. Epub 2013 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 24185836.
  4. Hnisz D, Abraham BJ, Lee TI, Lau A, Saint-André V, Sigova AA, Hoke HA, Young RA. Super-enhancers in the control of cell identity and disease. Cell. 2013 Nov 7;155(4):934-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.053. Epub 2013 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 24119843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3841062.
  5. Collins FS, Hamburg MA. First FDA authorization for next-generation sequencer. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 19;369(25):2369-71. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1314561. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 24251383.

Imaging

  1. Chen B, Gilbert LA, Cimini BA, Schnitzbauer J, Zhang W, Li GW, Park J, Blackburn EH, Weissman JS, Qi LS, Huang B. Dynamic Imaging of Genomic Loci in Living Human Cells by an Optimized CRISPR/Cas System. Cell. 2013 Dec 19;155(7):1479-91. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.001. PubMed PMID: 24360272.
  2. Ma H, Reyes-Gutierrez P, Pederson T. Visualization of repetitive DNA sequences in human chromosomes with transcription activator-like effectors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24324157.
  3. Elia N, Ott C, Lippincott-Schwartz J. Incisive imaging and computation for cellular mysteries: lessons from abscission. Cell. 2013 Dec 5;155(6):1220-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.11.011. PubMed PMID: 24315094.
  4. Marx V. Is super-resolution microscopy right for you? Nat Methods. 2013 Nov 26;10(12):1157-63. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2756. PubMed PMID: 24296472.

Genome editing

  1. Auer TO, Duroure K, De Cian A, Concordet JP, Del Bene F. Highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in in zebrafish by homology-independent DNA repair. Genome Res. 2013 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24179142.
  2. Ran FA, Hsu PD, Wright J, Agarwala V, Scott DA, Zhang F. Genome engineering using the CRISPR-Cas9 system. Nat Protoc. 2013 Nov;8(11):2281-308. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2013.143. Epub 2013 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 24157548.
  3. Cradick TJ, Fine EJ, Antico CJ, Bao G. CRISPR/Cas9 systems targeting ß-globin and CCR5 genes have substantial off-target activity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Nov 1;41(20):9584-92. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt714. Epub 2013 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 23939622; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3814385.
  4. Zu Y, Tong X, Wang Z, Liu D, Pan R, Li Z, Hu Y, Luo Z, Huang P, Wu Q, Zhu Z, Zhang B, Lin S. TALEN-mediated precise genome modification by homologous recombination in zebrafish. Nat Methods. 2013 Apr;10(4):329-31. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2374. Epub 2013 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 23435258.

Gene regulatory network

  1. Fuxman Bass JI, Diallo A, Nelson J, Soto JM, Myers CL, Walhout AJ. Using networks to measure similarity between genes: association index selection. Nat Methods. 2013 Nov 26;10(12):1169-76. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2728. PubMed PMID:24296474.

Genomics/Systems biology

  1. Monk JM, Charusanti P, Aziz RK, Lerman JA, Premyodhin N, Orth JD, Feist AM, Palsson BØ. Genome-scale metabolic reconstructions of multiple Escherichia coli strains highlight strain-specific adaptations to nutritional environments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 10;110(50):20338-43. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1307797110. Epub 2013 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 24277855.
  2. Zhang Y, Wong CH, Birnbaum RY, Li G, Favaro R, Ngan CY, Lim J, Tai E, Poh HM, Wong E, Mulawadi FH, Sung WK, Nicolis S, Ahituv N, Ruan Y, Wei CL. Chromatin connectivity maps reveal dynamic promoter-enhancer long-range associations. Nature. 2013 Dec 12;504(7479):306-10. doi: 10.1038/nature12716. Epub 2013 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 24213634.
  3. Markson JS, Piechura JR, Puszynska AM, O’Shea EK. Circadian Control of Global Gene Expression by the Cyanobacterial Master Regulator RpaA. Cell. 2013 Dec 5;155(6):1396-408. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.11.005. PubMed PMID: 24315105.

Zebrafish

  1. Xu C, Tabebordbar M, Iovino S, Ciarlo C, Liu J, Castiglioni A, Price E, Liu M, Barton ER, Kahn CR, Wagers AJ, Zon LI. A Zebrafish Embryo Culture System Defines Factors that Promote Vertebrate Myogenesis across Species. Cell. 2013 Nov 7;155(4):909-21. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.10.023. PubMed PMID: 24209627.
  2. Wilkinson RN, Elworthy S, Ingham PW, van Eeden FJ. A method for high-throughput PCR-based genotyping of larval zebrafish tail biopsies. Biotechniques. 2013 Dec;55(6):314-6. doi: 10.2144/000114116. PubMed PMID: 24344681.
  3. Maaswinkel H, Zhu L, Weng W. Using an Automated 3D-tracking System to Record Individual and Shoals of Adult Zebrafish. J Vis Exp. 2013 Dec 5;(82). doi: 10.3791/50681. PubMed PMID: 24336189.

Evolution

  1. Williams TA, Foster PG, Cox CJ, Embley TM. An archaeal origin of eukaryotes supports only two primary domains of life. Nature. 2013 Dec 12;504(7479):231-6. doi: 10.1038/nature12779. PubMed PMID: 24336283.

Development

  1. Kearns NA, Genga RM, Enuameh MS, Garber M, Wolfe SA, Maehr R. Cas9 effector-mediated regulation of transcription and differentiation in human pluripotent stem cells. Development. 2014 Jan;141(1):219-23. doi: 10.1242/dev.103341. PubMed PMID: 24346702.
  2. Koyanagi-Aoi M, Ohnuki M, Takahashi K, Okita K, Noma H, Sawamura Y, Teramoto I, Narita M, Sato Y, Ichisaka T, Amano N, Watanabe A, Morizane A, Yamada Y, Sato T, Takahashi J, Yamanaka S. Differentiation-defective phenotypes revealed by large-scale analyses of human pluripotent stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24259714.
  3. Plouhinec JL, Zakin L, Moriyama Y, De Robertis EM. Chordin forms a self-organizing morphogen gradient in the extracellular space between ectoderm and mesoderm in the Xenopus embryo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24284174.
  4. Tan L, Zong C, Xie XS. Rare event of histone demethylation can initiate singular gene expression of olfactory receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24344257.

Retina

  1. Weber A, Hochmann S, Cimalla P, Gärtner M, Kuscha V, Hans S, Geffarth M, Kaslin J, Koch E, Brand M. Characterization of light lesion paradigms and optical coherence tomography as tools to study adult retina regeneration in zebrafish. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 26;8(11):e80483. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080483. PubMed PMID: 24303018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3841302.

Funding

  1. Mervis J, Malakoff D. Science funding. U.S. budget deal offers researchers some sequester relief. Science. 2013 Dec 20;342(6165):1426-7. doi: 10.1126/science.342.6165.1426. PubMed PMID: 24357280.

Medicine

  1. Johnson SC, Yanos ME, Kayser EB, Quintana A, Sangesland M, Castanza A, Uhde L, Hui J, Wall VZ, Gagnidze A, Oh K, Wasko BM, Ramos FJ, Palmiter RD, Rabinovitch PS, Morgan PG, Sedensky MM, Kaeberlein M. mTOR inhibition alleviates mitochondrial disease in a mouse model of Leigh syndrome. Science. 2013 Dec 20;342(6165):1524-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1244360. Epub 2013 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 24231806.
    • Vafai SB, Mootha VK. Medicine. A common pathway for a rare disease? Science. 2013 Dec 20;342(6165):1453-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1248449. PubMed PMID: 24357304.

Biochemistry

  1. Xie XS. Biochemistry. Enzyme kinetics, past and present. Science. 2013 Dec 20;342(6165):1457-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1248859. PubMed PMID: 24357307.

Genetics/Genomics

  1. Mali P, Esvelt KM, Church GM. Cas9 as a versatile tool for engineering biology. Nat Methods. 2013 Sep 27;10(10):957-63. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2649. PubMed  PMID: 24076990.
  2. Esvelt KM, Mali P, Braff JL, Moosburner M, Yaung SJ, Church GM. Orthogonal Cas9 proteins for RNA-guided gene regulation and editing. Nat Methods. 2013 Sep 29. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2681. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24076762.
  3. Jao LE, Wente SR, Chen W. Efficient multiplex biallelic zebrafish genome editing using a CRISPR nuclease system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 20;110(34):13904-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308335110. Epub 2013 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 23918387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3752207.
  4. Pennisi E. The CRISPR craze. Science. 2013 Aug 23;341(6148):833-6. doi: 10.1126/science.341.6148.833. PubMed PMID: 23970676.
  5. Koboldt DC, Steinberg KM, Larson DE, Wilson RK, Mardis ER. The next-generation sequencing revolution and its impact on genomics. Cell. 2013 Sep 26;155(1):27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.006. PubMed PMID: 24074859.
  6. Rivera CM, Ren B. Mapping human epigenomes. Cell. 2013 Sep 26;155(1):39-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.011. PubMed PMID: 24074860.
  7. Bauer DE, Kamran SC, Lessard S, Xu J, Fujiwara Y, Lin C, Shao Z, Canver MC, Smith EC, Pinello L, Sabo PJ, Vierstra J, Voit RA, Yuan GC, Porteus MH, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Lettre G, Orkin SH. An Erythroid Enhancer of BCL11A Subject to Genetic Variation Determines Fetal Hemoglobin Level. Science. 2013 Oct 11;342(6155):253-257. PubMed PMID: 24115442.
    • Commentary: Hardison RC, Blobel GA. GWAS to Therapy by Genome Edits? Science. 2013 Oct 11;342(6155):206-207. PubMed PMID: 24115432.

Behaviour

  1. Deeti S, O’Farrell S, Kennedy BN. Early Safety Assessment of Human Oculotoxic Drugs Using the Zebrafish Visualmotor Response. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2013 Sep 30. doi:pii: S1056-8719(13)00299-2. 10.1016/j.vascn.2013.09.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24091134.

Disease

  1. Chakravarti A, Clark AG, Mootha VK. Distilling pathophysiology from complex disease genetics. Cell. 2013 Sep 26;155(1):21-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.001. PubMed PMID: 24074858.
  2. Moreno JA, Halliday M, Molloy C, Radford H, Verity N, Axten JM, Ortori CA, Willis AE, Fischer PM, Barrett DA, Mallucci GR. Oral Treatment Targeting the Unfolded Protein Response Prevents Neurodegeneration and Clinical Disease in Prion-Infected Mice. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Oct 9;5(206):206ra138. PubMed PMID: 24107777.

Vision

  1. Tappeiner C, Gerber S, Enzmann V, Balmer J, Jazwinska A, Tschopp M. Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity of adult zebrafish. Front Zool. 2012 May 29;9(1):10. PubMed PMID: 22643065; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3453526.
  2. Bianco IH, Kampff AR, Engert F. Prey capture behavior evoked by simple visual stimuli in larval zebrafish. Front Syst Neurosci. 2011;5:101. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2011.00101. PubMed PMID: 22203793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3240898.

Stem cells

  1. Abad M, Mosteiro L, Pantoja C, Cañamero M, Rayon T, Ors I, Graña O, Megías D, Domínguez O, Martínez D, Manzanares M, Ortega S, Serrano M. Reprogramming in vivo produces teratomas and iPS cells with totipotency features. Nature. 2013 Sep 11. doi: 10.1038/nature12586. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24025773.
    • Commentary: De Los Angeles A, Daley GQ. Stem cells: Reprogramming in situ. Nature. 2013 Sep 11. doi: 10.1038/nature12559. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24025771.
    • News coverage: More-Primitive Stem Cells Produced

Ig Nobel price 2013

Medicine

  1. Sridhar S, Begom S, Bermingham A, Hoschler K, Adamson W, Carman W, Bean T, Barclay W, Deeks JJ, Lalvani A. Cellular immune correlates of protection against symptomatic pandemic influenza. Nat Med. 2013 Sep 22. doi: 10.1038/nm.3350. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24056771.

Development

  1. Lee MT, Bonneau AR, Takacs CM, Bazzini AA, Divito KR, Fleming ES, Giraldez AJ. Nanog, Pou5f1 and SoxB1 activate zygotic gene expression during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature. 2013 Sep 22. doi: 10.1038/nature12632. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24056933.

 

Genetics

  1. Ran FA, Hsu PD, Lin CY, Gootenberg JS, Konermann S, Trevino AE, Scott DA, Inoue A, Matoba S, Zhang Y, Zhang F. Double Nicking by RNA-Guided CRISPR Cas9 for Enhanced Genome Editing Specificity. Cell. 2013 Sep 12;154(6):1380-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.08.021. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 23992846.
  2. Yang H, Wang H, Shivalila CS, Cheng AW, Shi L, Jaenisch R. One-Step Generation of Mice Carrying Reporter and Conditional Alleles by CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Engineering. Cell. 2013 Sep 12;154(6):1370-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.08.022. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 23992847.
  3. Mali P, Aach J, Stranges PB, Esvelt KM, Moosburner M, Kosuri S, Yang L, Church GM. CAS9 transcriptional activators for target specificity screening and paired nickases for cooperative genome engineering. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Sep;31(9):833-8. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2675. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 23907171.
  4. DiCarlo JE, Norville JE, Mali P, Rios X, Aach J, Church GM. Genome engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using CRISPR-Cas systems. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Apr;41(7):4336-43. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt135. Epub 2013 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 23460208; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3627607.

Neuroscience

  1. Cai D, Cohen KB, Luo T, Lichtman JW, Sanes JR. Improved tools for the Brainbow toolbox. Nat Methods. 2013 May 5;10(6):540-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2450. Epub 2013 May 5. PubMed PMID: 23817127.
  2. Pan YA, Freundlich T, Weissman TA, Schoppik D, Wang XC, Zimmerman S, Ciruna B, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW, Schier AF. Zebrabow: multispectral cell labeling for cell tracing and lineage analysis in zebrafish. Development. 2013 Jul;140(13):2835-46. doi: 10.1242/dev.094631. PubMed PMID: 23757414; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3678346.
    1. Blog post by the first author: Red fish, blue fish, Brainbow fish!

Eye disease

  1. Berger W, Kloeckener-Gruissem B, Neidhardt J. The molecular basis of human retinal and vitreoretinal diseases. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2010 Sep;29(5):335-75. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 Mar 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 20362068.
  2. Dalkara D, Byrne LC, Klimczak RR, Visel M, Yin L, Merigan WH, Flannery JG, Schaffer DV. In vivo-directed evolution of a new adeno-associated virus for therapeutic outer retinal gene delivery from the vitreous. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jun 12;5(189):189ra76. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005708. PubMed PMID: 23761039.
    1. News coverage: Genes Get in Your Eye.

Genetics

  1. A collection of seminal papers on CRISPR-CAS
    1. Qi LS, Larson MH, Gilbert LA, Doudna JA, Weissman JS, Arkin AP, Lim WA. Repurposing CRISPR as an RNA-guided platform for sequence-specific control of gene expression. Cell. 2013 Feb 28;152(5):1173-83. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.022. PubMed PMID: 23452860; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3664290.
    2. Jinek M, Chylinski K, Fonfara I, Hauer M, Doudna JA, Charpentier E. A programmable dual-RNA-guided DNA endonuclease in adaptive bacterial immunity. Science. 2012 Aug 17;337(6096):816-21. doi: 10.1126/science.1225829. Epub 2012 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 22745249.
    3. Horvath P, Barrangou R. CRISPR/Cas, the immune system of bacteria and archaea. Science. 2010 Jan 8;327(5962):167-70. doi: 10.1126/science.1179555. Review. PubMed PMID: 20056882.
    4. Sampson TR, Saroj SD, Llewellyn AC, Tzeng YL, Weiss DS. A CRISPR/Cas system mediates bacterial innate immune evasion and virulence. Nature. 2013 May 9;497(7448):254-7. doi: 10.1038/nature12048. Epub 2013 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 23584588; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3651764.
  2. Ma AC, Lee HB, Clark KJ, Ekker SC. High Efficiency In Vivo Genome Engineering with a Simplified 15-RVD GoldyTALEN Design. PLoS One. 2013 May 29;8(5):e65259.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065259. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23734242.
  3. Lim S, Wang Y, Yu X, Huang Y, Featherstone MS, Sampath K. A simple strategy for heritable chromosomal deletions in zebrafish via the combinatorial action of  targeting nucleases. Genome Biol. 2013 Jul 1;14(7):R69. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23815890.

Funding

  1. Fortin JM, Currie DJ. Big Science vs. Little Science: How Scientific Impact Scales with Funding. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 19;8(6):e65263. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23840323; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3686789.

Philosophy of science

  1. Biesecker LG. Hypothesis-generating research and predictive medicine. Genome Res. 2013 Jul;23(7):1051-3. doi: 10.1101/gr.157826.113. PubMed PMID: 23817045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3698497.

Stem cells

  1. Tachibana M, Amato P, Sparman M, Gutierrez NM, Tippner-Hedges R, Ma H, Kang E, Fulati A, Lee HS, Sritanaudomchai H, Masterson K, Larson J, Eaton D, Sadler-Fredd K, Battaglia D, Lee D, Wu D, Jensen J, Patton P, Gokhale S, Stouffer RL, Wolf D,  Mitalipov S. Human embryonic stem cells derived by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Cell. 2013 Jun 6;153(6):1228-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 May 15. PubMed PMID: 23683578
    1. News coverage: Scientists create human embryos to make stem cells

Neuroscience

  1. Kabra M, Robie AA, Rivera-Alba M, Branson S, Branson K. JAABA: interactive machine learning for automatic annotation of animal behavior. Nat Methods. 2013 Jan;10(1):64-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2281. Epub 2012 Dec 2. PubMed PMID: 23202433.
  2. Koch KW. The guanylate cyclase signaling system in zebrafish photoreceptors. FEBS Lett. 2013 May 6. doi:pii: S0014-5793(13)00318-9. 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.04.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23660405.

Genetics

  1. Potok ME, Nix DA, Parnell TJ, Cairns BR. Reprogramming the maternal zebrafish genome after fertilization to match the paternal methylation pattern. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):759-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.030. PubMed PMID: 23663776.
  2. Jiang L, Zhang J, Wang JJ, Wang L, Zhang L, Li G, Yang X, Ma X, Sun X, Cai J, Zhang J, Huang X, Yu M, Wang X, Liu F, Wu CI, He C, Zhang B, Ci W, Liu J. Sperm, but not oocyte, DNA methylome is inherited by zebrafish early embryos. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):773-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.041. PubMed PMID: 23663777.
    1. Commentary for #1 & 2: Hackett JA, Surani MA. Beyond DNA: Programming and Inheritance of Parental Methylomes. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):737-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.044. PubMed PMID: 23663772.
  3. Wang H, Yang H, Shivalila CS, Dawlaty MM, Cheng AW, Zhang F, Jaenisch R. One-Step Generation of Mice Carrying Mutations in Multiple Genes by CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Engineering. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):910-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.025. Epub 2013 May 2. PubMed PMID: 23643243.
  4. Qi LS, Larson MH, Gilbert LA, Doudna JA, Weissman JS, Arkin AP, Lim WA. Repurposing CRISPR as an RNA-guided platform for sequence-specific control of gene expression. Cell. 2013 Feb 28;152(5):1173-83. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.022. PubMed PMID: 23452860.
  5. Gerety SS, Breau MA, Sasai N, Xu Q, Briscoe J, Wilkinson DG. An inducible transgene expression system for zebrafish and chick. Development. 2013 May;140(10):2235-43. doi: 10.1242/dev.091520. PubMed PMID: 23633515.
  6. Ibarra-Laclette E, Lyons E, Hernández-Guzmán G, Pérez-Torres CA, Carretero-Paulet L, Chang TH, Lan T, Welch AJ, Juárez MJ, Simpson J, Fernández-Cortés A, Arteaga-Vázquez M, Góngora-Castillo E, Acevedo-Hernández G, Schuster SC, Himmelbauer H, Minoche AE, Xu S, Lynch M, Oropeza-Aburto A, Cervantes-Pérez SA, de Jesús Ortega-Estrada M, Cervantes-Luevano JI, Michael TP, Mockler T, Bryant D, Herrera-Estrella A, Albert VA, Herrera-Estrella L. Architecture and evolution of a minute plant genome. Nature. 2013 May 12. doi: 10.1038/nature12132. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23665961.

Development

  1. Yi P, Park JS, Melton DA. Betatrophin: A Hormone that Controls Pancreatic β Cell Proliferation. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):747-58. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.008. Epub 2013 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 23623304.
  2. Mongera A, Nüsslein-Volhard C. Scales of fish arise from mesoderm. Curr Biol. 2013 May 6;23(9):R338-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.02.056. PubMed PMID: 23660349.

Systems Biology

  1. Fisher JK, Bourniquel A, Witz G, Weiner B, Prentiss M, Kleckner N. Four-Dimensional Imaging of E. coli Nucleoid Organization and Dynamics in Living Cells. Cell. 2013 May 9;153(4):882-95. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.006. Epub 2013 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 23623305.

Genetics

  1. Zu Y, Tong X, Wang Z, Liu D, Pan R, Li Z, Hu Y, Luo Z, Huang P, Wu Q, Zhu Z, Zhang B, Lin S. TALEN-mediated precise genome modification by homologous recombination in zebrafish. Nat Methods. 2013 Feb 24. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2374. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23435258.
  2. Chang N, Sun C, Gao L, Zhu D, Xu X, Zhu X, Xiong JW, Xi JJ. Genome editing with RNA-guided Cas9 nuclease in Zebrafish embryos. Cell Res. 2013 Apr;23(4):465-72. doi: 10.1038/cr.2013.45. Epub 2013 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 23528705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3616424.

Retinal development

  1. Chiodini F, Matter-Sadzinski L, Rodrigues T, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Brodier L, Schaad O, Bauer C, Ballivet M, Matter JM. A Positive Feedback Loop between ATOH7 and a Notch Effector Regulates Cell-Cycle Progression and Neurogenesis in the Retina. Cell Rep. 2013 Mar 28;3(3):796-807. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.01.035. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 23434507.

Eye diseases

  1. From the Telegraph: Eye drops could treat macular degeneration. Original article in Cell Metabolism: Impaired Cholesterol Efflux in Senescent Macrophages Promotes Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  2. From the Washington Post: First U.S. artificial retina approved; device could restore some sight to blind. FDA’s news release.

Neuroscience

  1. Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Ectopic eyes outside the head in Xenopus tadpoles provide sensory data for light-mediated learning. J Exp Biol. 2013 Mar 15;216(Pt 6):1031-40. doi: 10.1242/jeb.074963. PubMed PMID: 23447666.
    • Commentary: Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes
    • Very interesting article. It demonstrates how tadpole can sense light by the innervation from an ectopic eye.