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Methylation in a developing and regenerating annelid

Analysis of 5mC methylation and DNA methylation machinery in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii, an emerging evolutionary and developmental biology model

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Call for Papers: Physics of Living Matter

We invite submissions of papers to our new Collection guest edited by Dr. Senthil Arumugam, Dr. Shu Jia, Dr. Yanlan Mao and Dr. Kandice Tanner

City bat mums raise plucky kids

Bat pups from urban colonies are bolder and faster learners than rural pups and these traits are non-genetically transferred by their mothers


Genomics of merino hair follicles

Comprehensive transcriptome and methylome analysis delineates the biological basis of hair follicle development and wool-related traits in Merino sheep

Brain evolution in Spiralia

Molecular and morphological analysis of the developing brain in nemertine worms indicates convergent evolution of complex brains in Spiralia

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Focus: Fertility

Read the latest papers on fertility across BMC flagship journals.

Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Melissa D. Tharmalingam et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 04 December 2020

Large-scale discovery of male reproductive tract-specific genes through analysis of RNA-seq datasets
Matthew Robertson et al.

Published in BMC Biology 19 August 2020

DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies
Florianne Vehmeijer​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 25 November 2020

The Tug1 lncRNA locus is essential for male fertility
Jordan Lewandowski​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 07 September 2020

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Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper

We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper. 

Read the latest Behind the Paper articles here:

Tentacular team up: Deep partnerships between sea anemones and bacteria
Shana Goffredi
Published Jan 18 2021

Who's a Bonehead? Novel Insights into Evolutionary History from Reptilian Skull Roof Structure
Roy Ebel
Published Nov 30 2020

Digging into the past of olive trees
Toni Gabaldón
Published Oct 26 2020

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