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2017-08-24 new articles we read this month


  1. Robie AA, Hirokawa J, Edwards AW, Umayam LA, Lee A, Phillips ML, Card GM, Korff W, Rubin GM, Simpson JH, Reiser MB, Branson K. Mapping the Neural Substrates of Behavior. Cell. 2017 Jul 13;170(2):393-406.e28. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.032. PubMed PMID: 28709004.
  2. Smith K. How to map the circuits that define us. Nature. 2017 Aug 9;548(7666):150-152. doi: 10.1038/548150a. PubMed PMID: 28796220.


  1. Sousa AMM, Meyer KA, Santpere G, Gulden FO, Sestan N. Evolution of the Human Nervous System Function, Structure, and Development. Cell. 2017 Jul 13;170(2):226-247. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.036. Review. PubMed PMID: 28708995.


  1. New concerns raised over value of genome-wide disease studies

Cell biology

  1. Biology of single cells shines a light on collaboration. Nature. 2017 Jul 5;547(7661):5. doi: 10.1038/547005a. PubMed PMID: 28682351.


  1. Nagano T, Lubling Y, Várnai C, Dudley C, Leung W, Baran Y, Mendelson Cohen N, Wingett S, Fraser P, Tanay A. Cell-cycle dynamics of chromosomal organization at single-cell resolution. Nature. 2017 Jul 5;547(7661):61-67. doi: 10.1038/nature23001. PubMed PMID: 28682332.

Molecular Biology

  1. Lin YL, Pasero P. Transcription-Replication Conflicts: Orientation Matters. Cell. 2017 Aug 10;170(4):603-604. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.07.040. PubMed PMID: 28802036.

Genome editing

  1. Ma H, Marti-Gutierrez N, Park SW, Wu J, Lee Y, Suzuki K, Koski A, Ji D, Hayama T, Ahmed R, Darby H, Van Dyken C, Li Y, Kang E, Park AR, Kim D, Kim ST, Gong J, Gu Y, Xu X, Battaglia D, Krieg SA, Lee DM, Wu DH, Wolf DP, Heitner SB, Belmonte JCI, Amato P, Kim JS, Kaul S, Mitalipov S. Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos. Nature. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.1038/nature23305. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28783728.

Genome editing

  1. Scheufele DA, Xenos MA, Howell EL, Rose KM, Brossard D, Hardy BW. U.S. attitudes on human genome editing. Science. 2017 Aug 11;357(6351):553-554. doi: 10.1126/science.aan3708. PubMed PMID: 28798120.
  2. Amitai G, Sorek R. Intracellular signaling in CRISPR-Cas defense. Science. 2017 Aug 11;357(6351):550-551. doi: 10.1126/science.aao2210. PubMed PMID: 28798118.
  3. Kazlauskiene M, Kostiuk G, Venclovas Č, Tamulaitis G, Siksnys V. A cyclic oligonucleotide signaling pathway in type III CRISPR-Cas systems. Science. 2017 Aug 11;357(6351):605-609. doi: 10.1126/science.aao0100. Epub 2017 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 28663439.


  1. Madl T. Patchy proteins form a perfect lens. Science. 2017 Aug 11;357(6351):546-547. doi: 10.1126/science.aao1456. PubMed PMID: 28798115.
  2. Cai J, Townsend JP, Dodson TC, Heiney PA, Sweeney AM. Eye patches: Protein assembly of index-gradient squid lenses. Science. 2017 Aug 11;357(6351):564-569. doi: 10.1126/science.aal2674. PubMed PMID: 28798124.


  1. Levitt M, Levitt JM. Future of fundamental discovery in US biomedical research. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 20;114(25):6498-6503. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1609996114. Epub 2017 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 28584129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5488913.