Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Enterobacterales plasmid sharing amongst human bloodstream infections, livestock, wastewater, and waterway niches in Oxfordshire, UK

    William Matlock, Samuel Lipworth ... REHAB Consortium
    A geographically and temporally restricted genomic surveillance study concludes that Enterobacterales plasmid dissemination between human and non-human niches might be occurring at greater rates than previously estimated.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Antipsychotic-induced epigenomic reorganization in frontal cortex of individuals with schizophrenia

    Bohan Zhu, Richard I. Ainsworth ... Javier González-Maeso
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A timeline of bacterial and archaeal diversification in the ocean

    Carolina A Martinez-Gutierrez, Josef C Uyeda, Frank O Aylward
    Phylogenomics reveals the timeline over which marine bacteria and archaea colonized the oceans and shows the geological context of their diversification.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Opposing chemosensory functions of closely related gustatory receptors

    Ji-Eun Ahn, Hubert Amrein
    Live imaging and taste behavior analyses show that related members of the Gr28 gene subfamily are expressed in largely non-overlapping sets of neurons and mediate opposing taste behaviors.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Down the Penrose stairs, or how selection for fewer recombination hotspots maintains their existence

    Zachary Baker, Molly Przeworski, Guy Sella
    Modeling the evolution of PRDM9 in light of recent results implicating the importance of PRDM9 binding symmetry suggests the advantage of new PRMD9 alleles is in limiting the number of binding sites used effectively rather than increasing net binding.

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    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
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    Pennsylvania State University, United States
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