Posts tagged ‘scientific publication’

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

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

From Mike Eisen’s blog.


  1. Gage SH, Davey Smith G, Ware JJ, Flint J, Munafò MR. G = E: What GWAS Can Tell Us about the Environment. PLoS Genet. 2016 Feb 11;12(2):e1005765. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005765. eCollection 2016 Feb. PubMed PMID: 26866486.
  2. Murray A. Salvador Luria and Max Delbrück on Random Mutation and Fluctuation Tests. Genetics. 2016 Feb;202(2):367-8. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.186163. PubMed PMID: 26869479.


  1. A Zebrafish Genetic Screen Identifies Neuromedin U as a Regulator of Sleep/Wake States Zebrafish Reel in Phenotypic Suppressors of Autism Estrogens Suppress a Behavioral Phenotype in Zebrafish Mutants of the Autism Risk Gene, CNTNAP2
  2. Carr F. Reward: A separate sweet circuit. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2016 Feb 11. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2016.19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26865014.


  1. Fox D. What sparked the Cambrian explosion? Nature. 2016 Feb 18;530(7590):268-70. doi: 10.1038/530268a. PubMed PMID: 26887475.
  2. McGowan KA, Barsh GS. How the zebrafish got its stripes. Elife. 2016 Feb 15;5. pii: e14239. doi: 10.7554/eLife.14239. PubMed PMID: 26880558.

Scientific publication

  1. Callaway E, Powell K. Biologists urged to hug a preprint. Nature. 2016 Feb 18;530(7590):265. doi: 10.1038/530265a. PubMed PMID: 26887471.
  2. Powell K. Does it take too long to publish research? Nature. 2016 Feb 11;530(7589):148-51. doi: 10.1038/530148a. PubMed PMID: 26863966.


  1. Webb AB, Lengyel IM, Jörg DJ, Valentin G, Jülicher F, Morelli LG, Oates AC. Persistence, period and precision of autonomous cellular oscillators from the zebrafish segmentation clock. Elife. 2016 Feb 16;5. pii: e08438. doi: 10.7554/eLife.08438. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26880542.

Genome editing

  1. Nyerges Á, Csörgő B, Nagy I, Bálint B, Bihari P, Lázár V, Apjok G, Umenhoffer K, Bogos B, Pósfai G, Pál C. A highly precise and portable genome engineering method allows comparison of mutational effects across bacterial species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 16. pii: 201520040. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26884157.
  2. Wong AS, Choi GC, Cui CH, Pregernig G, Milani P, Adam M, Perli SD, Kazer SW, Gaillard A, Hermann M, Shalek AK, Fraenkel E, Lu TK. Multiplexed barcoded CRISPR-Cas9 screening enabled by CombiGEM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 10. pii: 201517883. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26864203.
  3. Hirano H, Gootenberg JS, Horii T, Abudayyeh OO, Kimura M, Hsu PD, Nakane T, Ishitani R, Hatada I, Zhang F, Nishimasu H, Nureki O. Structure and Engineering of Francisella novicida Cas9. Cell. 2016 Feb 10. pii: S0092-8674(16)30053-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.01.039. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26875867.
  4. Orkin SH. Recent advances in globin research using genome-wide association studies and gene editing. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26866328.