Posts tagged ‘neuroscience’

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.

Stem cells

A young scientist in Japan has found a simple approach to make totipotent stem cells by lowering the pH.

Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature

Bidirectional developmental potential in reprogrammed cells with acquired pluripotency. Nature

Retina

  1. Raymond PA, Colvin SM, Jabeen Z, Nagashima M, Barthel LK, Hadidjojo J, Popova L, Pejaver VR, Lubensky DK. Patterning the cone mosaic array in zebrafish retina requires specification of ultraviolet-sensitive cones. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1):e85325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085325. eCollection 2014 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 24465536.
  2. Centanin L, Wittbrodt J. Retinal neurogenesis. Development. 2014 Jan;141(2):241-4. doi: 10.1242/dev.083642. PubMed PMID: 24381194.
  3. Lenkowski JR, Raymond PA. Müller glia: Stem cells for generation and regeneration of retinal neurons in teleost fish. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2014 Jan 8.  pii: S1350-9462(14)00002-0. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2013.12.007. [Epub ahead of
    print] PubMed PMID: 24412518.

Genome-editing

  1. Hruscha A, Krawitz P, Rechenberg A, Heinrich V, Hecht J, Haass C, Schmid B. Efficient CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing with low off-target effects in zebrafish. Development. 2013 Dec;140(24):4982-7. doi: 10.1242/dev.099085. Epub 2013 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 24257628.
  2. Roberts JA, Miguel-Escalada I, Slovik KJ, Walsh KT, Hadzhiev Y, Sanges R, Stupka E, Marsh EK, Balciuniene J, Balciunas D, Müller F. Targeted transgene integration overcomes variability of position effects in zebrafish. Development. 2014 Feb;141(3):715-24. doi: 10.1242/dev.100347. PubMed PMID: 24449846.
  3. Wang T, Wei JJ, Sabatini DM, Lander ES. Genetic screens in human cells using the CRISPR-Cas9 system. Science. 2014 Jan 3;343(6166):80-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1246981. Epub 2013 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 24336569.
  4. Shalem O, Sanjana NE, Hartenian E, Shi X, Scott DA, Mikkelsen TS, Heckl D, Ebert BL, Root DE, Doench JG, Zhang F. Genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screening in human cells. Science. 2014 Jan 3;343(6166):84-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1247005. Epub 2013 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 24336571.
  5. Wu Y, Liang D, Wang Y, Bai M, Tang W, Bao S, Yan Z, Li D, Li J. Correction of a genetic disease in mouse via use of CRISPR-Cas9. Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Dec 5;13(6):659-62. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.10.016. PubMed PMID: 24315440.

Neuroscience

  1. Dias BG, Ressler KJ. Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jan;17(1):89-96. doi: 10.1038/nn.3594. Epub 2013 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 24292232.

Gene therapy

  1. Maclaren RE, Groppe M, Barnard AR, Cottriall CL, Tolmachova T, Seymour L, Clark KR, During MJ, Cremers FP, Black GC, Lotery AJ, Downes SM, Webster AR, Seabra MC. Retinal gene therapy in patients with choroideremia: initial findings from a phase 1/2 clinical trial. Lancet. 2014 Jan 15. pii: S0140-6736(13)62117-0. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62117-0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24439297.

 

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.

Genomics

  1. Horvath S. DNA methylation age of human tissues and cell types. Genome Biol. 2013 Oct 21;14(10):R115. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24138928.
  2. News: FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe to Halt DNA Test Service

Evolution

  1. Kolb AW, Ané C, Brandt CR. Using HSV-1 Genome Phylogenetics to Track Past Human Migrations. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 16;8(10):e76267. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076267. PubMed PMID: 24146849; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3797750.
Neuroscience
  1. Clark C, Austen O, Poparic I, Guthrie S. a2-Chimaerin Regulates a Key Axon Guidance Transition during Development of the Oculomotor Projection. J Neurosci.  2013 Oct 16;33(42):16540-51. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1869-13.2013. PubMed PMID:24133258.
  2. Lange M, Neuzeret F, Fabreges B, Froc C, Bedu S, Bally-Cuif L, Norton WH. Inter-individual and inter-strain variations in zebrafish locomotor ontogeny. PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e70172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070172. eCollection 2013.  PubMed PMID: 23950910; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3739779.

 HIV/AIDS

  1. News: Two famously ‘cured’ Boston HIV sufferers are found to STILL have the virus ‘hiding’ in their blood 

 

Stem cells

  1. Hou P, Li Y, Zhang X, Liu C, Guan J, Li H, Zhao T, Ye J, Yang W, Liu K, Ge J, Xu J, Zhang Q, Zhao Y, Deng H. Pluripotent stem cells induced from mouse somatic cells by small-molecule compounds. Science. 2013 Aug 9;341(6146):651-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1239278. Epub 2013 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 23868920.

Neuroscience

  1. Shomrat T, Levin M. An automated training paradigm reveals long-term memory in planaria and its persistence through head regeneration. J Exp Biol. 2013 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23821717.
  2. Esposti F, Johnston J, Rosa JM, Leung KM, Lagnado L. Olfactory Stimulation Selectively Modulates the OFF Pathway in the Retina of Zebrafish. Neuron. 2013 Jul 10;79(1):97-110. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.05.001. PubMed PMID: 23849198.
    • Commentary: “Dowling JE. Olfaction and Vision Meet in the Retina. Neuron. 2013 Jul 10;79(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.06.024. PubMed PMID: 23849191.

Retina

  1. Endeman D, Klaassen LJ, Kamermans M. Action spectra of zebrafish cone photoreceptors. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 5;8(7):e68540. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068540. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23861916; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3702584.

Genetics

  1. Poznik GD, Henn BM, Yee MC, Sliwerska E, Euskirchen GM, Lin AA, Snyder M, Quintana-Murci L, Kidd JM, Underhill PA, Bustamante CD. Sequencing Y chromosomes resolves discrepancy in time to common ancestor of males versus females. Science. 2013 Aug 2;341(6145):562-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1237619. PubMed PMID: 23908239.
  2. Francalacci P, Morelli L, Angius A, Berutti R, Reinier F, Atzeni R, Pilu R, Busonero F, Maschio A, Zara I, Sanna D, Useli A, Urru MF, Marcelli M, Cusano R, Oppo M, Zoledziewska M, Pitzalis M, Deidda F, Porcu E, Poddie F, Kang HM, Lyons R, Tarrier B, Gresham JB, Li B, Tofanelli S, Alonso S, Dei M, Lai S, Mulas A, Whalen MB, Uzzau S, Jones C, Schlessinger D, Abecasis GR, Sanna S, Sidore C, Cucca F. Low-pass DNA sequencing of 1200 Sardinians reconstructs European Y-chromosome phylogeny. Science. 2013 Aug 2;341(6145):565-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1237947. PubMed PMID: 23908240.
  3. Fu Y, Foden JA, Khayter C, Maeder ML, Reyon D, Joung JK, Sander JD. High-frequency off-target mutagenesis induced by CRISPR-Cas nucleases in human cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Jun 23. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2623. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23792628.

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.

 

Gene Therapy/Retinal degeneration

  1. Cideciyan AV, Jacobson SG, Beltran WA, Sumaroka A, Swider M, Iwabe S, Roman AJ, Olivares MB, Schwartz SB, Komáromy AM, Hauswirth WW, Aguirre GD. Human retinal gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis shows advancing retinal degeneration despite enduring visual improvement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23341635.

Neuroscience

  1. Muto A, Ohkura M, Abe G, Nakai J, Kawakami K. Real-Time Visualization of Neuronal Activity during Perception. Curr Biol. 2013 Jan 29. doi:pii: S0960-9822(13)00002-X. 10.1016/j.cub.2012.12.040. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23375894.

Genetics

  1. Hwang WY, Fu Y, Reyon D, Maeder ML, Tsai SQ, Sander JD, Peterson RT, Yeh JR, Joung JK. Efficient genome editing in zebrafish using a CRISPR-Cas system. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Jan 29. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2501. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23360964.
  2. Bedell VM, Wang Y, Campbell JM, Poshusta TL, Starker CG, Krug RG 2nd, Tan W, Penheiter SG, Ma AC, Leung AY, Fahrenkrug SC, Carlson DF, Voytas DF, Clark KJ, Essner JJ, Ekker SC. In vivo genome editing using a high-efficiency TALEN system. Nature. 2012 Nov 1;491(7422):114-8. doi: 10.1038/nature11537. Epub 2012 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 23000899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3491146.

Development

  1. Nancy P, Tagliani E, Tay CS, Asp P, Levy DE, Erlebacher A.  Chemokine gene silencing in decidual stromal cells limits T cell access to the maternal-fetal interface. Science. 2012 Jun 8;336(6086):1317-21. PubMed PMID: 22679098.

Behaviour

  1. Polverino G, Abaid N, Kopman V, Macrì S, Porfiri M. Zebrafish response to robotic fish: preference experiments on isolated individuals and small shoals. Bioinspir Biomim. 2012 Jun 8;7(3):036019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22677608.

Systems Biology

  1. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Weiner OD, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Network Crosstalk Dynamically Changes during Neutrophil Polarization. Cell. 2012 May 25;149(5):1073-83. PubMed PMID: 22632971.

Human Microbiome

  1. Human Microbiome Project Consortium. Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):207-14. doi:10.1038/nature11234. PubMed PMID: 22699609.
  2. Human Microbiome Project Consortium. A framework for human microbiome research. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):215-21. doi: 10.1038/nature11209. PubMed PMID: 22699610.
    • Commentary: Relman DA. Microbiology: Learning about who we are. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):194-5. doi: 10.1038/486194a. PubMed PMID: 22699602.

Retinal degeneration

  1. Taylor S, Chen J, Luo J, Hitchcock P. Light-induced photoreceptor degeneration in the retina of the zebrafish. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;884:247-54. PubMed PMID: 22688711.

Neuroscience

  1. Cyranoski D. Neuroscience: The mind reader. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):178-80. doi: 10.1038/486178a. PubMed PMID: 22699592.
  2. Van Horn JD, Irimia A, Torgerson CM, Chambers MC, Kikinis R, Toga AW. Mapping connectivity damage in the case of phineas gage. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37454. Epub 2012 May 16. PubMed PMID: 22616011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3353935.

Retinal development

  1. Stacher Hörndli C, Chien CB. Sonic hedgehog is indirectly required for intraretinal axon pathfinding by regulating chemokine expression in the optic stalk. Development. 2012 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22696293.