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12/01/2017

research article

Genetic drift and selection in many-allele range expansions


Population expansions occur naturally during the spread of invasive species, and have played a role in our evolutionary history when humans migrated out of Africa. In this paper, Weinstein et al. use a colony of non-motile bacteria expanding into unoccupied, nutrient-rich territory on an agar plate as a model system to explore how an expanding population’s spatial structure impacts its evolutionary dynamics. 

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Genetic drift and selection in many-allele range expansions

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12/07/2017

ten simple rules

Ten simple rules for international short-term research stays

As science is a global endeavor, international mobility is common among researchers and academics around the world. Short-term research stays which do not involve a change of employer or affiliation are the main form of international mobility. In this article, Forero et al. present ten simple rules for better and more productive experiences of international scientific mobility, which may be helpful for scientists in all stages of their careers, particularly for MSc and PhD students.

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Ten simple rules for international short-term research stays

12/04/2017

software paper

pSSAlib: The partial-propensity stochastic chemical network simulator

Chemical reaction networks are ubiquitous in biology, and their dynamics is fundamentally stochastic. Ostrenko et al. present the software library pSSAlib, which provides a complete and concise implementation of the most efficient partial-propensity methods for simulating exact stochastic chemical kinetics. 

pSSAlib: The partial-propensity stochastic chemical network simulator

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12/08/2017

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This collection aims to increase the coverage of computational biology topics in Wikipedia by rewarding authors with a citable, PubMed-indexed static version of the living document on Wikipedia. 

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