Posts tagged ‘retinal development’

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.

Eye diseases

  1. Bailey JN, Loomis SJ, Kang JH, Allingham RR, Gharahkhani P, Khor CC, Burdon KP, Aschard H, Chasman DI, Igo RP Jr, Hysi PG, Glastonbury CA, Ashley-Koch A, Brilliant M, Brown AA, Budenz DL, Buil A, Cheng CY, Choi H, Christen WG, Curhan G, De Vivo I, Fingert JH, Foster PJ, Fuchs C, Gaasterland D, Gaasterland T, Hewitt AW, Hu F, Hunter DJ, Khawaja AP, Lee RK, Li Z, Lichter PR, Mackey DA, McGuffin P, Mitchell P, Moroi SE, Perera SA, Pepper KW, Qi Q, Realini T, Richards JE, Ridker PM, Rimm E, Ritch R, Ritchie M, Schuman JS, Scott WK, Singh K, Sit AJ, Song YE, Tamimi RM, Topouzis F, Viswanathan AC, Verma SS, Vollrath D, Wang JJ, Weisschuh N, Wissinger B, Wollstein G, Wong TY, Yaspan BL, Zack DJ, Zhang K, Study EE; ANZRAG Consortium, Weinreb RN, Pericak-Vance MA, Small K, Hammond CJ, Aung T, Liu Y, Vithana EN, MacGregor S, Craig JE, Kraft P, Howell G, Hauser MA, Pasquale LR, Haines JL, Wiggs JL. Genome-wide association analysis identifies TXNRD2, ATXN2 and FOXC1 as susceptibility loci for primary open-angle glaucoma. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 11. doi: 10.1038/ng.3482. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26752265.

Development

  1. Lacomme M, Tarchini B, Boudreau-Pinsonneault C, Monat C, Cayouette M. The LGN protein promotes planar proliferative divisions in the neocortex but apicobasal asymmetric terminal divisions in the retina. Development. 2016 Jan 11. pii: dev.129783. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26755700.

Genome Editing

  1. Hendriks WT, Warren CR, Cowan CA. Genome Editing in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: Approaches, Pitfalls, and Solutions. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 Jan 7;18(1):53-65. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.12.002. Review. PubMed PMID: 26748756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4709030.
  2. Korkmaz G, Lopes R, Ugalde AP, Nevedomskaya E, Han R, Myacheva K, Zwart W, Elkon R, Agami R. Functional genetic screens for enhancer elements in the human genome using CRISPR-Cas9. Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Jan 11. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3450. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26751173.
  3. Amitai G, Sorek R. CRISPR-Cas adaptation: insights into the mechanism of action. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2016 Jan 11. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2015.14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26751509.
  4. Lander ES. The Heroes of CRISPR. Cell. 2016 Jan 14;164(1-2):18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.041. Review. PubMed PMID: 26771483.
  5. Wright AV, Nuñez JK, Doudna JA. Biology and Applications of CRISPR Systems: Harnessing Nature’s Toolbox for Genome Engineering. Cell. 2016 Jan 14;164(1-2):29-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.035. Review. PubMed PMID: 26771484.
  6. Araki M, Ishii T. Providing Appropriate Risk Information on Genome Editing for Patients. Trends Biotechnol. 2016 Feb;34(2):86-90. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.12.002. PubMed PMID: 26802361.
  7. Ledford H. Bitter fight over CRISPR patent heats up. Nature. 2016 Jan 21;529(7586):265. doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17961. PubMed PMID: 26791698.

Development

  1. Sugimura K, Lenne PF, Graner F. Measuring forces and stresses in situ in living tissues. Development. 2016 Jan 15;143(2):186-96. doi: 10.1242/dev.119776. Review. PubMed PMID: 26786209.
  2. Cembrowski MS, Bachman JL, Wang L, Sugino K, Shields BC, Spruston N. Spatial Gene-Expression Gradients Underlie Prominent Heterogeneity of CA1 Pyramidal Neurons. Neuron. 2016 Jan 13. pii: S0896-6273(15)01086-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26777276.

Genetics

  1. Snyder MW, Kircher M, Hill AJ, Daza RM, Shendure J. Cell-free DNA Comprises an In Vivo Nucleosome Footprint that Informs Its Tissues-Of-Origin. Cell. 2016 Jan 14;164(1-2):57-68. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.11.050. PubMed PMID: 26771485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4715266.
  2. Khurana E, Fu Y, Chakravarty D, Demichelis F, Rubin MA, Gerstein M. Role of non-coding sequence variants in cancer. Nat Rev Genet. 2016 Jan 19. doi: 10.1038/nrg.2015.17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26781813.
  3. Andrews KR, Good JM, Miller MR, Luikart G, Hohenlohe PA. Harnessing the power of RADseq for ecological and evolutionary genomics. Nat Rev Genet. 2016 Jan 5. doi: 10.1038/nrg.2015.28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26729255.

Evolution

  1. Indjeian VB, Kingman GA, Jones FC, Guenther CA, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Myers RM, Kingsley DM. Evolving New Skeletal Traits by cis-Regulatory Changes in Bone Morphogenetic Proteins. Cell. 2016 Jan 14;164(1-2):45-56. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.007. Epub 2016 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 26774823.

Science career

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Neuroscience

  1. Yang W, Miller JK, Carrillo-Reid L, Pnevmatikakis E, Paninski L, Yuste R, Peterka DS. Simultaneous Multi-plane Imaging of Neural Circuits. Neuron. 2016 Jan 5. pii: S0896-6273(15)01085-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26774159.
  2. Silbereis JC, Pochareddy S, Zhu Y, Li M, Sestan N. The Cellular and Molecular Landscapes of the Developing Human Central Nervous System. Neuron. 2016 Jan 20;89(2):248-68. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.008. Review. PubMed PMID: 26796689.

Genome editing

  1. Knight SC, Xie L, Deng W, Guglielmi B, Witkowsky LB, Bosanac L, Zhang ET, El Beheiry M, Masson JB, Dahan M, Liu Z, Doudna JA, Tjian R. Dynamics of CRISPR-Cas9 genome interrogation in living cells. Science. 2015 Nov 13;350(6262):823-6. doi: 10.1126/science.aac6572. PubMed PMID: 26564855.
  2. Kiani S, Chavez A, Tuttle M, Hall RN, Chari R, Ter-Ovanesyan D, Qian J, Pruitt BW, Beal J, Vora S, Buchthal J, Kowal EJ, Ebrahimkhani MR, Collins JJ, Weiss R, Church G. Cas9 gRNA engineering for genome editing, activation and repression. Nat Methods. 2015 Nov;12(11):1051-4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3580. Epub 2015 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 26344044.
  3. Reardon S. Leukaemia success heralds wave of gene-editing therapies. Nature. 2015 Nov 12;527(7577):146-7. doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18737. PubMed PMID: 26560278.
  4. Mathews DJ, Lovell-Badge R, Chan S, Donovan PJ, Douglas T, Gyngell C, Harris J, Regenberg A. CRISPR: A path through the thicket. Nature. 2015 Nov 12;527(7577):159-61. doi: 10.1038/527159a. PubMed PMID: 26560284.
  5. Canver MC, Smith EC, Sher F, Pinello L, Sanjana NE, Shalem O, Chen DD, Schupp PG, Vinjamur DS, Garcia SP, Luc S, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, Fujiwara Y, Maeda T, Yuan GC, Zhang F, Orkin SH, Bauer DE. BCL11A enhancer dissection by Cas9-mediated in situ saturating mutagenesis. Nature. 2015 Sep 16.
  6. Weber J, Öllinger R, Friedrich M, Ehmer U, Barenboim M, Steiger K, Heid I, Mueller S, Maresch R, Engleitner T, Gross N, Geumann U, Fu B, Segler A, Yuan D, Lange S, Strong A, de la Rosa J, Esposito I, Liu P, Cadiñanos J, Vassiliou GS, Schmid RM, Schneider G, Unger K, Yang F, Braren R, Heikenwälder M, Varela I, Saur D, Bradley A, Rad R. CRISPR/Cas9 somatic multiplex-mutagenesis for high-throughput functional cancer genomics in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 27. pii: 201512392. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26508638.
  7. Carroll D, Charo RA. The societal opportunities and challenges of genome editing. Genome Biol. 2015 Nov 5;16(1):242.
  8. Ma E, Harrington LB, O’Connell MR, Zhou K, Doudna JA. Single-Stranded DNA Cleavage by Divergent CRISPR-Cas9 Enzymes. Mol Cell. 2015 Nov 5;60(3):398-407.
  9. Zetsche B, Gootenberg JS, Abudayyeh OO, Slaymaker IM, Makarova KS,
    Essletzbichler P, Volz SE, Joung J, van der Oost J, Regev A, Koonin EV, Zhang F.  Cpf1 Is a Single RNA-Guided Endonuclease of a Class 2 CRISPR-Cas System. Cell. 2015 Sep 23. pii: S0092-8674(15)01200-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.09.038. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26422227.
  10. Carrington B, Varshney GK, Burgess SM, Sood R. CRISPR-STAT: an easy and reliable PCR-based method to evaluate target-specific sgRNA activity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Aug 7. pii: gkv802. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26253739.
  11. Varshney GK, Pei W, LaFave MC, Idol J, Xu L, Gallardo V, Carrington B, Bishop K, Jones M, Li M, Harper U, Huang SC, Prakash A, Chen W, Sood R, Ledin J, Burgess SM. High-throughput gene targeting and phenotyping in zebrafish using CRISPR/Cas9. Genome Res. 2015 Jul;25(7):1030-42. doi: 10.1101/gr.186379.114. Epub 2015 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 26048245; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4484386.
  12. Bachu R, Bergareche I, Chasin LA. CRISPR-Cas targeted plasmid integration into mammalian cells via non-homologous end joining. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2015 May 5. doi: 10.1002/bit.25629. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25943095.

Genomics

  1. Grün D, van Oudenaarden A. Design and Analysis of Single-Cell Sequencing Experiments. Cell. 2015 Nov 5;163(4):799-810. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.10.039. Review. PubMed PMID: 26544934.
  2. Duttke SH, Lacadie SA, Ibrahim MM, Glass CK, Corcoran DL, Benner C, Heinz S, Kadonaga JT, Ohler U. Human promoters are intrinsically directional. Mol Cell. 2015 Feb 19;57(4):674-84.
  3. Spisák S, Lawrenson K, Fu Y, Csabai I, Cottman RT, Seo JH, Haiman C, Han Y, Lenci R, Li Q, Tisza V, Szállási Z, Herbert ZT, Chabot M, Pomerantz M, Solymosi N; GAME-ON/ELLIPSE Consortium, Gayther SA, Joung JK, Freedman ML. CAUSEL: an epigenome- and genome-editing pipeline for establishing function of noncoding GWAS variants. Nat Med. 2015 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nm.3975. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26398868.
  4. Sudmant PH, Rausch T, Gardner EJ, Handsaker RE, Abyzov A, Huddleston J, Zhang Y, Ye K, Jun G, Hsi-Yang Fritz M, Konkel MK, Malhotra A, Stütz AM, Shi X, Paolo Casale F, Chen J, Hormozdiari F, Dayama G, Chen K, Malig M, Chaisson MJ, Walter K, Meiers S, Kashin S, Garrison E, Auton A, Lam HY, Jasmine Mu X, Alkan C, Antaki D, Bae T, Cerveira E, Chines P, Chong Z, Clarke L, Dal E, Ding L, Emery S, Fan X, Gujral M, Kahveci F, Kidd JM, Kong Y, Lameijer EW, McCarthy S, Flicek P, Gibbs RA, Marth G, Mason CE, Menelaou A, Muzny DM, Nelson BJ, Noor A, Parrish NF, Pendleton M, Quitadamo A, Raeder B, Schadt EE, Romanovitch M, Schlattl A, Sebra R, Shabalin AA, Untergasser A, Walker JA, Wang M, Yu F, Zhang C, Zhang J, Zheng-Bradley X, Zhou W, Zichner T, Sebat J, Batzer MA, McCarroll SA; 1000 Genomes Project Consortium, Mills RE, Gerstein MB, Bashir A, Stegle O, Devine SE, Lee C, Eichler EE, Korbel JO. An integrated map of structural variation in 2,504 human genomes. Nature. 2015 Oct 1;526(7571):75-81. doi: 10.1038/nature15394.PubMed PMID: 26432246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4617611.
  5. Cho MK. Preventive Genomic Sequencing in the General Population: Do PGS Fly? Am J Bioeth. 2015 Jul;15(7):1-2. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1054160. PubMed PMID: 26147253.

Science Magazine Special Issue—Hunting Mutations, Targeting Disease

Statistics

  1. Lo A, Chernoff H, Zheng T, Lo SH. Why significant variables aren’t automatically good predictors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 26. pii:201518285. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26504198.

Development

  1. Barsi JC, Tu Q, Calestani C, Davidson EH. Genome-wide assessment of differential effector gene use in embryogenesis. Development. 2015 Sep 28. pii: dev.127746. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26417044.
  2. Siklenka K, Erkek S, Godmann M, Lambrot R, McGraw S, Lafleur C, Cohen T, Xia J, Suderman M, Hallett M, Trasler J, Peters AH, Kimmins S. Disruption of histone methylation in developing sperm impairs offspring health transgenerationally. Science. 2015 Nov 6;350(6261):aab2006. doi: 10.1126/science.aab2006. Epub 2015 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 26449473.

Stem cells

  1. Choi J, Lee S, Mallard W, Clement K, Tagliazucchi GM, Lim H, Choi IY, Ferrari F, Tsankov AM, Pop R, Lee G, Rinn JL, Meissner A, Park PJ, Hochedlinger K. A comparison of genetically matched cell lines reveals the equivalence of human iPSCs and ESCs. Nat Biotechnol. 2015 Nov;33(11):1173-1181.
  2. Firth AL, Menon T, Parker GS, Qualls SJ, Lewis BM, Ke E, Dargitz CT, Wright R, Khanna A, Gage FH, Verma IM. Functional Gene Correction for Cystic Fibrosis in Lung Epithelial Cells Generated from Patient iPSCs. Cell Rep. 2015 Aug 19. pii: S2211-1247(15)00852-9. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.07.062. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26299960.

Regeneration

  1. Ueki Y, Wilken MS, Cox KE, Chipman L, Jorstad N, Sternhagen K, Simic M, Ullom K, Nakafuku M, Reh TA. Transgenic expression of the proneural transcription factor Ascl1 in Müller glia stimulates retinal regeneration in young mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 19. pii: 201510595. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26483457.

Retina/Photoreceptor

  1. Taylor SM, Alvarez-Delfin K, Saade CJ, Thomas JL, Thummel R, Fadool JM, Hitchcock PF. The bHLH Transcription Factor NeuroD Governs  Photoreceptor Genesis and Regeneration Through Delta-Notch Signaling. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Nov 1;56(12):7496-7515.
  2. Hernández-Bejarano M, Gestri G, Spawls L, Nieto-López F, Picker A, Tada M, Brand M, Bovolenta P, Wilson SW, Cavodeassi F. Opposing Shh and Fgf signals initiate nasotemporal patterning of the retina. Development. 2015 Oct 1. pii: dev.125120. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26428010.
  3. Tsujimura T, Masuda R, Ashino R, Kawamura S. Spatially differentiated
    expression of quadruplicated green-sensitive RH2 opsin genes in zebrafish is determined by proximal regulatory regions and gene order to the locus control region. BMC Genet. 2015 Nov 4;16(1):130.
  4. Boije H, Rulands S, Dudczig S, Simons BD, Harris WA. The Independent
    Probabilistic Firing of Transcription Factors: A Paradigm for Clonal Variability in the Zebrafish Retina. Dev Cell. 2015 Sep 2. pii: S1534-5807(15)00525-0.
  5. Chow RW, Almeida AD, Randlett O, Norden C, Harris WA. Inhibitory neuron migration and IPL formation in the developing zebrafish retina. Development. 2015 Jun 26. pii: dev.122473. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26116662.
  6. Ogawa Y, Shiraki T, Kojima D, Fukada Y. Homeobox transcription factor Six7 governs expression of green opsin genes in zebrafish. Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Aug 7;282(1812). pii: 20150659. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0659. PubMed PMID: 26180064.

Eye disease

  1. Zhao L, Chen XJ, Zhu J, Xi YB, Yang X, Hu LD, Ouyang H, Patel SH, Jin X, Lin D, Wu F, Flagg K, Cai H, Li G, Cao G, Lin Y, Chen D, Wen C, Chung C, Wang Y, Qiu A, Yeh E, Wang W, Hu X, Grob S, Abagyan R, Su Z, Tjondro HC, Zhao XJ, Luo H, Hou R, Perry JJ, Gao W, Kozak I, Granet D, Li Y, Sun X, Wang J, Zhang L, Liu Y, Yan YB, Zhang K. Lanosterol reverses protein aggregation in cataracts. Nature. 2015 Jul 30;523(7562):607-11. doi: 10.1038/nature14650. Epub 2015 Jul 22. Erratum in:  Nature. 2015 Oct 22;526(7574):595. PubMed PMID: 26200341.
  2. Makley LN, McMenimen KA, DeVree BT, Goldman JW, McGlasson BN, Rajagopal P, Dunyak BM, McQuade TJ, Thompson AD, Sunahara R, Klevit RE, Andley UP, Gestwicki JE. Pharmacological chaperone for α-crystallin partially restores transparency in cataract models. Science. 2015 Nov 6;350(6261):674-7. doi: 10.1126/science.aac9145. PubMed PMID: 26542570.
  3. Commentary: Quinlan RA. DRUG DISCOVERY. A new dawn for cataracts. Science. 2015 Nov 6;350(6261):636-7. doi: 10.1126/science.aad6303. PubMed PMID: 26542559.

Zebrafish

  1. Xu C, Volkery S, Siekmann AF. Intubation-based anesthesia for long-term time-lapse imaging of adult zebrafish. Nat Protoc. 2015 Dec;10(12):2064-2073.
  2. Pauli A, Montague TG, Lennox KA, Behlke MA, Schier AF. Antisense Oligonucleotide-Mediated Transcript Knockdown in Zebrafish. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 5;10(10):e0139504. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139504. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26436892; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4593562.

Research Career

  1. Jackson ST. Going where the science matters. Science. 2015 Oct
    30;350(6260):594. doi: 10.1126/science.350.6260.594. PubMed PMID: 26516284.

Medicine

  1. Henao-Restrepo AM, Longini IM, Egger M, Dean NE, Edmunds WJ, Camacho A, Carroll MW, Doumbia M, Draguez B, Duraffour S, Enwere G, Grais R, Gunther S, Hossmann S, Kondé MK, Kone S, Kuisma E, Levine MM, Mandal S, Norheim G, Riveros X, Soumah A, Trelle S, Vicari AS, Watson CH, Kéïta S, Kieny MP, Røttingen JA. Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial. Lancet. 2015 Aug 29;386(9996):857-66. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61117-5. Epub 2015 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 26248676.

Population Genetics

  1. Balaresque P, Poulet N, Cussat-Blanc S, Gerard P, Quintana-Murci L, Heyer E, Jobling MA. Y-chromosome descent clusters and male differential reproductive success: young lineage expansions dominate Asian pastoral nomadic populations. Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Jan 14. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.285. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25585703.

Evolution

  1. Head JJ, Polly PD. Evolution of the snake body form reveals homoplasy in amniote Hox gene function. Nature. 2015 Jan 5. doi: 10.1038/nature14042. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25539083.
  2. Lewis SL, Maslin MA. Defining the anthropocene. Nature. 2015 Mar 12;519(7542):171-80. doi: 10.1038/nature14258. PubMed PMID: 25762280.

Research Career

  1. 10 things not enough kids know before going to college
  2. Powell K. The future of the postdoc. Nature. 2015 Apr 9;520(7546):144-7. doi: 10.1038/520144a. PubMed PMID: 25855437.
  3. Will declining funding stunt scientific discovery in the U.S.?
  4. Who Picks Up the Tab for Science?

Imaging

  1. Chen F, Tillberg PW, Boyden ES. Optical imaging. Expansion microscopy. Science. 2015 Jan 30;347(6221):543-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1260088. Epub 2015 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 25592419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4312537.

Medicine

  1. Leinenga G, Götz J. Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Mar 11;7(278):278ra33. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa2512. PubMed PMID: 25761889.
    1. New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
  2. Kawchuk GN, Fryer J, Jaremko JL, Zeng H, Rowe L, Thompson R. Real-time visualization of joint cavitation. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 15;10(4):e0119470. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119470. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25875374; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4398549.
  3. Ganna A, Ingelsson E. 5 year mortality predictors in 498 103 UK Biobank participants: a prospective population-based study. Lancet. 2015 Jun 2. pii: S0140-6736(15)60175-1. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60175-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26049253.

Medicine/Prosthetics

  1. Men have hands amputated and replaced with bionic ones
  2. Lab In Berkeley Accidentally Discovers Solution To Fix Color Blindness

Chemistry

  1. This Chemistry 3D Printer Can Synthesize Molecules From Scratch

Genomics

  1. Ji X, Dadon DB, Abraham BJ, Lee TI, Jaenisch R, Bradner JE, Young RA. Chromatin proteomic profiling reveals novel proteins associated with histone-marked genomic regions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 9. pii: 201502971. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25755260.
  2. Chen KH, Boettiger AN, Moffitt JR, Wang S, Zhuang X. Spatially resolved, highly multiplexed RNA profiling in single cells. Science. 2015 Apr 9. pii: aaa6090. PubMed PMID: 25858977.

General

  1. Baden T, Chagas AM, Gage G, Marzullo T, Prieto-Godino LL, Euler T. Open labware: 3-d printing your own lab equipment. PLoS Biol. 2015 Mar 20;13(3):e1002086. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002086. eCollection 2015 Mar. PubMed PMID: 25794301.

Development

  1. Campbell PD, Chao JA, Singer RH, Marlow FL. Dynamic visualization of transcription and RNA subcellular localization in zebrafish. Development. 2015 Mar 10. pii: dev.118968. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25758462.
  2. Green JB, Sharpe J. Positional information and reaction-diffusion: two big ideas in developmental biology combine. Development. 2015 Apr 1;142(7):1203-1211. Review. PubMed PMID: 25804733.
  3. Wu F, Kaczynski TJ, Sethuramanujam S, Li R, Jain V, Slaughter M, Mu X. Two transcription factors, Pou4f2 and Isl1, are sufficient to specify the retinal ganglion cell fate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 16. pii: 201421535. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25775587.
  4. Nern A, Pfeiffer BD, Rubin GM. Optimized tools for multicolor stochastic labeling reveal diverse stereotyped cell arrangements in the fly visual system.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 11. pii: 201506763. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25964354.

Neuroscience

  1. Lichtman JW, Pfister H, Shavit N. The big data challenges of connectomics. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Nov;17(11):1448-54. doi: 10.1038/nn.3837. Epub 2014 Oct 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 25349911.
  2. Hayworth KJ, Xu CS, Lu Z, Knott GW, Fetter RD, Tapia JC, Lichtman JW, Hess HF.
    Ultrastructurally smooth thick partitioning and volume stitching for large-scale connectomics. Nat Methods. 2015 Apr;12(4):319-22. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3292. Epub 2015 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 25686390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4382383.
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Genetics/Genome Editing

  1. Yin L, Maddison LA, Li M, Kara N, LaFave MC, Varshney GK, Burgess SM, Patton JG, Chen W. Multiplex Conditional Mutagenesis Using Transgenic Expression of Cas9 and sgRNAs. Genetics. 2015 Apr 8. pii: genetics.115.176917. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25855067.
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Retinal development

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  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

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    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Dec 30;55(12):8653-66. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-16066. PubMed PMID: 25550383.

Genome editing

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    targeted gene replacement in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Nov 20. pii: gku1246. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25414332.
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    CRISPR/Cas guide RNA with reduced off-target sites. Bioinformatics. 2014 Nov 20. pii: btu743. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25414360.
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    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.
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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.

 

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Human Behaviour/Psychology

  1. Kramer AD, Guillory JE, Hancock JT. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8788-90. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320040111. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24889601.

Retinal development

  1. Hoon M, Okawa H, Della Santina L, Wong RO. Functional Architecture of the Retina: Development and Disease. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2014 Jun 28. pii: S1350-9462(14)00038-X. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2014.06.003. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 24984227.

Stem cells

  1. Ksander BR, Kolovou PE, Wilson BJ, Saab KR, Guo Q, Ma J, McGuire SP, Gregory MS, Vincent WJ, Perez VL, Cruz-Guilloty F, Kao WW, Call MK, Tucker BA, Zhan Q, Murphy GF, Lathrop KL, Alt C, Mortensen LJ, Lin CP, Zieske JD, Frank MH, Frank NY. ABCB5 is a limbal stem cell gene required for corneal development and repair. Nature. 2014 Jul 17;511(7509):353-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13426. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 25030174.
  2. Tsai SQ, Joung JK. What’s Changed with Genome Editing? Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.017. PubMed PMID: 24996161.
  3. Veres A, Gosis BS, Ding Q, Collins R, Ragavendran A, Brand H, Erdin S, Talkowski ME, Musunuru K. Low Incidence of Off-Target Mutations in Individual CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN Targeted Human Stem Cell Clones Detected by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.020. PubMed PMID: 24996167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4082799.
  4. Smith C, Gore A, Yan W, Abalde-Atristain L, Li Z, He C, Wang Y, Brodsky RA, Zhang K, Cheng L, Ye Z. Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis Reveals High Specificity of CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-Based Genome Editing in Human iPSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):12-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.011. PubMed PMID: 24996165.
  5. Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.016. PubMed PMID: 24996168.
  6. Kiskinis E, Sandoe J, Williams LA, Boulting GL, Moccia R, Wainger BJ, Han S, Peng T, Thams S, Mikkilineni S, Mellin C, Merkle FT, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Ziller M, Oakley D, Ichida J, Di Costanzo S, Atwater N, Maeder ML, Goodwin MJ, Nemesh J, Handsaker RE, Paull D, Noggle S, McCarroll SA, Joung JK, Woolf CJ, Brown RH, Eggan K. Pathways Disrupted in Human ALS Motor Neurons Identified through Genetic Correction of Mutant SOD1. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5;14(6):781-95. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.004. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24704492.

Eye disease treatment

  1. Jepson LH, Hottowy P, Weiner GA, Dabrowski W, Litke AM, Chichilnisky EJ. High-fidelity reproduction of spatiotemporal visual signals for retinal prosthesis. Neuron. 2014 Jul 2;83(1):87-92. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.04.044. Epub 2014 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 24910077.
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Funding

  1. Resnick A. Systemic addiction to research funding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 1;111(26):E2634. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407369111. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 24920596.
  2. Alberts B, Kirschner MW, Tilghman S, Varmus H. Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 22;111(16):5773-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404402111. Epub 2014 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 24733905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4000813.

Research Career

  1. Smaglik P. Employment: PhD overdrive. Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):255-6. PubMed PMID: 25013890.

Systems Biology

  1. Bruggner RV, Bodenmiller B, Dill DL, Tibshirani RJ, Nolan GP. Automated identification of stratifying signatures in cellular subpopulations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 1;111(26):E2770-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408792111. Epub 2014 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 24979804.

Genomics/ Sequencing

  1. Lahens NF, Kavakli IH, Zhang R, Hayer K, Black MB, Dueck H, Pizarro A, Kim J, Irizarry R, Thomas RS, Grant GR, Hogenesch JB. IVT-seq reveals extreme bias in RNA-sequencing. Genome Biol. 2014 Jun 30;15(6):R86. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24981968.
  2. Tilgner H, Grubert F, Sharon D, Snyder MP. Defining a personal, allele-specific, and single-molecule long-read transcriptome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 8;111(27):9869-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1400447111. Epub 2014 Jun
    24. PubMed PMID: 24961374.

Genome editing

  1. Sheridan C. First CRISPR-Cas patent opens race to stake out intellectual property. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul 8;32(7):599-601. doi: 10.1038/nbt0714-599. PubMed PMID: 25004207.
  2. Wu X, Scott DA, Kriz AJ, Chiu AC, Hsu PD, Dadon DB, Cheng AW, Trevino AE, Konermann S, Chen S, Jaenisch R, Zhang F, Sharp PA. Genome-wide binding of the CRISPR endonuclease Cas9 in mammalian cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul;32(7):670-6. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2889. Epub 2014 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 24752079.
  3. Kuscu C, Arslan S, Singh R, Thorpe J, Adli M. Genome-wide analysis reveals characteristics of off-target sites bound by the Cas9 endonuclease. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul;32(7):677-83. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2916. Epub 2014 May 18. PubMed PMID: 24837660.
  4. Tsai SQ, Joung JK. What’s Changed with Genome Editing? Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.017. PubMed PMID: 24996161.
  5. Veres A, Gosis BS, Ding Q, Collins R, Ragavendran A, Brand H, Erdin S, Talkowski ME, Musunuru K. Low Incidence of Off-Target Mutations in Individual CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN Targeted Human Stem Cell Clones Detected by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.020. PubMed PMID: 24996167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4082799.
  6. Smith C, Gore A, Yan W, Abalde-Atristain L, Li Z, He C, Wang Y, Brodsky RA, Zhang K, Cheng L, Ye Z. Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis Reveals High Specificity of CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-Based Genome Editing in Human iPSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):12-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.011. PubMed PMID: 24996165.
  7. Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.016. PubMed PMID: 24996168.
  8. Kiskinis E, Sandoe J, Williams LA, Boulting GL, Moccia R, Wainger BJ, Han S, Peng T, Thams S, Mikkilineni S, Mellin C, Merkle FT, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Ziller M, Oakley D, Ichida J, Di Costanzo S, Atwater N, Maeder ML, Goodwin MJ, Nemesh J, Handsaker RE, Paull D, Noggle S, McCarroll SA, Joung JK, Woolf CJ, Brown RH, Eggan K. Pathways Disrupted in Human ALS Motor Neurons Identified through Genetic Correction of Mutant SOD1. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5;14(6):781-95. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.004. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24704492.
  9. Güell M, Yang L, Church G. Genome Editing Assessment using CRISPR Genome Analyzer (CRISPR-GA). Bioinformatics. 2014 Jul 1. pii: btu427. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24990609.
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Systems biology

  1. Levo M, Segal E. In pursuit of design principles of regulatory sequences. Nat Rev Genet. 2014 Jul;15(7):453-68. doi: 10.1038/nrg3684. Epub 2014 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 24913666.
  2. Patel AP, Tirosh I, Trombetta JJ, Shalek AK, Gillespie SM, Wakimoto H, Cahill DP, Nahed BV, Curry WT, Martuza RL, Louis DN, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Suvà ML, Regev A, Bernstein BE. Single-cell RNA-seq highlights intratumoral heterogeneity in primary glioblastoma. Science. 2014 Jun 20;344(6190):1396-401. doi: 10.1126/science.1254257. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 24925914.

Stem cells

  1. Cattaneo E, Corbellini G. Stem cells: taking a stand against pseudoscience. Nature. 2014 Jun 19;509(7505):333-5. PubMed PMID: 24955466.
  2. Bertolotti E, Neri A, Camparini M, Macaluso C, Marigo V. Stem cells as source for retinal pigment epithelium transplantation. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2014 Jun 13. pii: S1350-9462(14)00037-8. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2014.06.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 24933042.
  3. Ye L, Wang J, Beyer AI, Teque F, Cradick TJ, Qi Z, Chang JC, Bao G, Muench MO, Yu J, Levy JA, Kan YW. Seamless modification of wild-type induced pluripotent stem cells to the natural CCR5?32 mutation confers resistance to HIV infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 9. pii: 201407473. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24927590.
  4. Park CY, Kim J, Kweon J, Son JS, Lee JS, Yoo JE, Cho SR, Kim JH, Kim JS, Kim DW. Targeted inversion and reversion of the blood coagulation factor 8 gene in human iPS cells using TALENs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 24;111(25):9253-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323941111. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 24927536.

Neuroscience

  1. Rose N. The human brain project: social and ethical challenges. Neuron. 2014 Jun 18;82(6):1212-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.001. PubMed PMID: 24945767.
  2. Cohen MA, Konkle T, Rhee JY, Nakayama K, Alvarez GA. Processing multiple visual objects is limited by overlap in neural channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8955-60. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317860111. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24889618.
  3. Prevedel R, Yoon YG, Hoffmann M, Pak N, Wetzstein G, Kato S, Schrödel T, Raskar R, Zimmer M, Boyden ES, Vaziri A. Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy. Nat Methods. 2014 Jul;11(7):727-30. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2964. Epub 2014 May 18. PubMed PMID: 24836920.

Neurobehaviour

  1. 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.

Psychology

  1. Jung K, Shavitt S, Viswanathan M, Hilbe JM. Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8782-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1402786111. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24889620.

Retinal Development

  1. Laranjeiro R, Whitmore D. Transcription factors involved in retinogenesis are co-opted by the circadian clock following photoreceptor differentiation. Development. 2014 Jun 12. pii: dev.104380. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24924194.

Eye diseases

  1. Huber-Reggi SP, Mueller KP, Straumann D, Huang MY, Neuhauss SC. Individual Larvae of the Zebrafish Mutant belladonna Display Multiple Infantile Nystagmus-Like Waveforms that Are Influenced by Viewing Conditions. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(6):3971-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13576. PubMed PMID: 24867578.

Zebrafish

  1. Law SH, Sargent TD. The Serine-Threonine Protein Kinase PAK4 Is Dispensable in Zebrafish: Identification of a Morpholino-Generated Pseudophenotype. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 19;9(6):e100268. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100268. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24945275.

Genome editing/medicine

  1. Ye L, Wang J, Beyer AI, Teque F, Cradick TJ, Qi Z, Chang JC, Bao G, Muench MO, Yu J, Levy JA, Kan YW. Seamless modification of wild-type induced pluripotent stem cells to the natural CCR5?32 mutation confers resistance to HIV infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 9. pii: 201407473. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24927590.
  2. Park CY, Kim J, Kweon J, Son JS, Lee JS, Yoo JE, Cho SR, Kim JH, Kim JS, Kim DW. Targeted inversion and reversion of the blood coagulation factor 8 gene in human iPS cells using TALENs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 24;111(25):9253-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323941111. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 24927536.
  3. Kiani S, Beal J, Ebrahimkhani MR, Huh J, Hall RN, Xie Z, Li Y, Weiss R. CRISPR
    transcriptional repression devices and layered circuits in mammalian cells. Nat
    Methods. 2014 Jul;11(7):723-6. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2969. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed
    PMID: 24797424.
  4. Nissim L, Perli SD, Fridkin A, Perez-Pinera P, Lu TK. Multiplexed and Programmable Regulation of Gene Networks with an Integrated RNA and CRISPR/Cas Toolkit in Human Cells. Mol Cell. 2014 May 22;54(4):698-710. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.04.022. Epub 2014 May 15. PubMed PMID: 24837679.

Drug Discovery

  1. Wang YN, Hou YY, Sun MZ, Zhang CY, Bai G, Zhao X, Feng XZ. Behavioural screening of zebrafish using neuroactive traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions and biological targets. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun 16;4:5311. doi: 10.1038/srep05311. PubMed PMID: 24931174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4058885.

Science Career

  1. Casadevall A, Fang FC. Causes for the persistence of impact factor mania. MBio. 2014 Mar 18;5(2):e00064-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00064-14. PubMed PMID: 24643863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3967521.

Development

  1. Nicolas M, Hassan BA. Amyloid precursor protein and neural development. Development. 2014 Jul;141(13):2543-8. doi: 10.1242/dev.108712. PubMed PMID: 24961795.
  2. Deneris ES, Hobert O. Maintenance of postmitotic neuronal cell identity. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jul;17(7):899-907. doi: 10.1038/nn.3731. Epub 2014 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 24929660.

Methods

  1. Hughes AJ, Spelke DP, Xu Z, Kang CC, Schaffer DV, Herr AE. Single-cell western blotting. Nat Methods. 2014 Jul;11(7):749-55. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2992. Epub 2014  Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 24880876.

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

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Retinal development

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Development

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Genetics/Synthetic biology

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Genetics

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Cell cycle

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 Disease gene mapping and sequencing

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Alzheimer’s Disease

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Retinal development

  1. Suzuki SC, Bleckert A, Williams PR, Takechi M, Kawamura S, Wong RO. Cone photoreceptor types in zebrafish are generated by symmetric terminal divisions of dedicated precursors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23980162.

Zebrafish

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Sylvia and Fai attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and presented their work on novel signal transduction for photoreceptor development and using traditional Chinese medicine to treat retinal degeneration. Sylvia received a National Eye Institute Travel Grant and Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award to attend the meeting. Sylvia and Fai also interacted with colleagues all over the world during different events including the SERI reception, ARVO dinner with The Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, and ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening.

Sylvia and Fai in front of Sylvia’s poster

Picture opportunity with the hosts of ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening
From Left to Right: Yuk Fai Leung (Purdue), Prof. Mingzhi Zhang (Joint Shantou International Eye Center), and Prof. Calvin Pang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

We have got an opportunity to share the vision on using zebrafish for screening eye drugs in our JSIEC-Purdue Joint Laboratory with many distinguished guests from all over the world, including Dr. Mansoor Sarfarazi (U Conn), Dr. G Kumaramanickavel (Narayana Nethralaya), Dr. John Prakash (Associate Director, NEI), Dr. Martine Jager (Former ARVO president, Leiden University), Dr. Motokazu Tsujikawa (Osaka), Dr.Vincent Raymond (U Laval) , Dr. Kanxing Zhao (Zhongshan) and many more.

Fai and Sylvia with Dr. Mingzhi Zhang (JSIEC), Dr. Haoyu Chen (JSIEC), Dr. John Prakash (NEI) and Mrs. Prakash.