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July 27, 2015

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Keratin 76 Is Required for Tight Junction Function and Maintenance of the Skin Barrier

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07/17/2015

research article

Tempo and Mode of Transposable Element Activity in Drosophila

Transposable elements (TE) are stretches of DNA that propagate autonomously within genomes, but it is not clear whether TEs are moving at a constant rate or if TE activity is variable. Determining the genome-wide TE content of two closely related Drosophila species, Robert Kofler and colleagues show that transposition rate heterogeneity is abundant.

Image credit: Robert Kofler and colleagues

Tempo and Mode of Transposable Element Activity in Drosophila

07/10/2015

RESEARCH ARTICLE

RFX2 Is a Major Transcriptional Regulator of Spermiogenesis

Stephen Kistler and colleagues assess spermatogenesis in mice knockouts which lack the RFX2 transcription factor, and find the factor to be a spermiogenesis master regulator, acting on genes required to differentiate spermatids in the haploid phase. 

RFX2 Is a Major Transcriptional Regulator of Spermiogenesis

Image credit: Kistler and colleagues

07/16/2015

Interview

Irrepressible: An Interview with Mark Ptashne

Jane Gitschier interviews Mark Ptashne, who holds the Ludwig Chair of Molecular Biology at Sloan-Kettering in New York, about politics, the violin and the λ repressor.

Irrepressible: An Interview with Mark Ptashne

Image credit: Image courtesy of Mark Ptashne.