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PLOS Genetics 2016 Reviewer and Editorial Board Thank You

March 20, 2017

PLOS Genetics 2016 Reviewer and Editorial Board Thank You


PLOS and the PLOS Genetics team would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who lent us their expertise as an associate editor, as a guest editor, or as a peer reviewer in 2016.

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Understanding Images: How genetic makeup of a ‘roommate’ can influence health 

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03/23/2017

RESEARCH ARTICLE

CSL encodes a leucine-rich-repeat protein implicated in red/violet light signaling to the circadian clock in Chlamydomonas

The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is used as a model system in many biological researches. In this study, Ayumi Kinoshita and colleagues identify a gene responsible for red and violet light responses of the circadian clock by a forward genetic screen. Their results shed light on a previously unrecognized red/violet light signaling pathway in green algae.

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CSL encodes a leucine-rich-repeat protein implicated in red/violet light signaling to the circadian clock in Chlamydomonas

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03/23/2017

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Visualizing the structure of RNA-seq expression data using grade of membership models

Grade of membership models are a generalization of cluster models that allow each sample to have membership in multiple clusters. Kushal K. Dey and colleagues illustrate the potential for these models to cluster samples of RNA-seq gene expression data, measured on either bulk samples or single cells.

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Visualizing the structure of RNA-seq expression data using grade of membership models

03/16/2017

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An SMC-like protein binds and regulates Caenorhabditis elegans condensins

Evolutionarily conserved proteins of the Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes (SMC) family bind to chromosomes and organize their structure. In this study, Lucy Fang-I Chao and colleagues identify a novel SMC-like protein that binds to conserved SMC proteins within Caenorhabditis elegans condensin complexes.

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An SMC-like protein binds and regulates Caenorhabditis elegans condensins

03/10/2017

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Population genetic analysis of the DARC locus (Duffy) reveals adaptation from standing variation associated with malaria resistance in humans

Kimberly F. McManus and colleagues revisit the evolutionary history of a gene associated with resistance to the most common malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium vivax. They also show that it is one of the regions of the human genome that has been under strongest selective pressure in our evolutionary history.

Population genetic analysis of the DARC locus (Duffy) reveals adaptation from standing variation associated with malaria resistance in humans

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03/08/2017

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Seth Weinberg and colleagues discuss their recent PLOS Genetics paper concerning the identification of genetic variants that influence human facial features. 

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