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December 2014

A model for transcription of NNS RNA viruses, which include Ebola, measles and VSV, is presented by Tang et al. The yellow strand represents the RNA genome fully encapsidated with proteins. The orange, ball-shaped objects are polymerases that transcribe the genome. Transcription initiates at the end of the genome as shown by polymerases on the left. The other polymerases (shown on the right) are attached to the template but slide randomly until they collide with the transcribing polymerases. These collisions kick sliding polymerases loose (top center) allowing them to diffuse to the end of the genome and start transcription.

Image Credit: Dave Meikle


Ten Simple Rules for Finishing Your PhD

Jacopo Marino, Melanie I. Stefan, Sarah Blackford


“Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods,” a Bilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as a New Example for Global Bioinformatics Education

Yang Ding, Meng Wang, Yao He, Adam Yongxin Ye, Xiaoxu Yang, Fenglin Liu, Yuqi Meng, Ge Gao, Liping Wei

Research Articles

ECOD: An Evolutionary Classification of Protein Domains

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Live Imaging-Based Model Selection Reveals Periodic Regulation of the Stochastic G1/S Phase Transition in Vertebrate Axial Development

Mayu Sugiyama, Takashi Saitou, Hiroshi Kurokawa, Asako Sakaue-Sawano, Takeshi Imamura, Atsushi Miyawaki, Tadahiro Iimura

Molecular Dynamics Study of the Opening Mechanism for DNA Polymerase I

Bill R. Miller III, Carol A. Parish, Eugene Y. Wu

Bayesian Inference of Sampled Ancestor Trees for Epidemiology and Fossil Calibration

Alexandra Gavryushkina, David Welch, Tanja Stadler, Alexei J. Drummond

Some Work and Some Play: Microscopic and Macroscopic Approaches to Labor and Leisure

Ritwik K. Niyogi, Peter Shizgal, Peter Dayan

Yielding Elastic Tethers Stabilize Robust Cell Adhesion

Matt J. Whitfield, Jonathon P. Luo, Wendy E. Thomas

Contradictory Behavioral Biases Result from the Influence of Past Stimuli on Perception

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Evolution of the Division of Labor between Genes and Enzymes in the RNA World

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Intrinsic Neuronal Properties Switch the Mode of Information Transmission in Networks

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A Network Convergence Zone in the Hippocampus

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Lattice-Based Model of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Suggests Rules for Breast Cancer Progression to an Invasive State

Eline Boghaert, Derek C. Radisky, Celeste M. Nelson

Extensive Error in the Number of Genes Inferred from Draft Genome Assemblies

James F. Denton, Jose Lugo-Martinez, Abraham E. Tucker, Daniel R. Schrider, Wesley C. Warren, Matthew W. Hahn

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Detecting Functional Divergence after Gene Duplication through Evolutionary Changes in Posttranslational Regulatory Sequences

Alex N. Nguyen Ba, Bob Strome, Jun Jie Hua, Jonathan Desmond, Isabelle Gagnon-Arsenault, Eric L. Weiss, Christian R. Landry, Alan M. Moses

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Jean-Pierre Rospars, Alexandre Grémiaux, David Jarriault, Antoine Chaffiol, Christelle Monsempes, Nina Deisig, Sylvia Anton, Philippe Lucas, Dominique Martinez

A Reaction-Diffusion Model of Cholinergic Retinal Waves

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Hippocampal Remapping Is Constrained by Sparseness rather than Capacity

Axel Kammerer, Christian Leibold

The Social Bayesian Brain: Does Mentalizing Make a Difference When We Learn?

Marie Devaine, Guillaume Hollard, Jean Daunizeau

Developmental Self-Construction and -Configuration of Functional Neocortical Neuronal Networks

Roman Bauer, Frédéric Zubler, Sabina Pfister, Andreas Hauri, Michael Pfeiffer, Dylan R. Muir, Rodney J. Douglas

Exploring O2 Diffusion in A-Type Cytochrome c Oxidases: Molecular Dynamics Simulations Uncover Two Alternative Channels towards the Binuclear Site

A. Sofia F. Oliveira, João M. Damas, António M. Baptista, Cláudio M. Soares

Uncoupled Analysis of Stochastic Reaction Networks in Fluctuating Environments

Christoph Zechner, Heinz Koeppl

Dissecting Dynamic Genetic Variation That Controls Temporal Gene Response in Yeast

Avital Brodt, Maya Botzman, Eyal David, Irit Gat-Viks

Pyranose Dehydrogenase Ligand Promiscuity: A Generalized Approach to Simulate Monosaccharide Solvation, Binding, and Product Formation

Michael M. H. Graf, Lin Zhixiong, Urban Bren, Dietmar Haltrich, Wilfred F. van Gunsteren, Chris Oostenbrink

Thermodynamic Costs of Information Processing in Sensory Adaptation

Pablo Sartori, Léo Granger, Chiu Fan Lee, Jordan M. Horowitz

Molecular Insights into the Dynamics of Pharmacogenetically Important N-Terminal Variants of the Human β2-Adrenergic Receptor

Ganesh Shahane, Chirag Parsania, Durba Sengupta, Manali Joshi

The Role of Membrane-Mediated Interactions in the Assembly and Architecture of Chemoreceptor Lattices

Christoph A. Haselwandter, Ned S. Wingreen

Oscillation-Induced Signal Transmission and Gating in Neural Circuits

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Protein-Protein Docking with Dynamic Residue Protonation States

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