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2012-02-12 new articles we read this week


  1. Luo H, Jin K, Xie Z, Qiu F, Li S, Zou M, Cai L, Hozumi K, Shima DT, Xiang M. Forkhead box N4 (Foxn4) activates Dll4-Notch signaling to suppress photoreceptor cell fates of early retinal progenitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22323600.

Stem Cells

  1. Robinton DA, Daley GQ. The promise of induced pluripotent stem cells in research and therapy. Nature. 2012 Jan 18;481(7381):295-305. doi: 10.1038/nature10761. PubMed PMID: 22258608.


  1. Miller EW, Lin JY, Frady EP, Steinbach PA, Kristan WB Jr, Tsien RY. Optically monitoring voltage in neurons by photo-induced electron transfer through molecular wires. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):2114-9. Epub 2012 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 22308458.

Eye Disease

  1. Beltran WA, Cideciyan AV, Lewin AS, Iwabe S, Khanna H, Sumaroka A, Chiodo VA, Fajardo DS, Román AJ, Deng WT, Swider M, Alemán TS, Boye SL, Genini S, Swaroop A, Hauswirth WW, Jacobson SG, Aguirre GD. Gene therapy rescues photoreceptor blindness in dogs and paves the way for treating human X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):2132-7. Epub 2012 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 22308428.


  1. Kaiser J. Cell biology. Donation spurs a cell observatory–and bigger plans. Science. 2012 Feb 3;335(6068):514. PubMed PMID: 22301289.
  2. Normile D. Genomics. China’s sequencing powerhouse comes of age. Science. 2012 Feb 3;335(6068):516-9. PubMed PMID: 22301291.
  3. Brar GA, Yassour M, Friedman N, Regev A, Ingolia NT, Weissman JS. High-resolution view of the yeast meiotic program revealed by ribosome profiling. Science. 2012 Feb 3;335(6068):552-7. Epub 2011 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 22194413.
  4. Iverson V, Morris RM, Frazar CD, Berthiaume CT, Morales RL, Armbrust EV. Untangling genomes from metagenomes: revealing an uncultured class of marine Euryarchaeota. Science. 2012 Feb 3;335(6068):587-90. PubMed PMID: 22301318.