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Drug-induced death signaling strategy rapidly predicts cancer response to chemotherapy

Montero, J. et al. Cell 160, 977–989 (2015), doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.01.042

Improved data analysis for the MinION nanopore sequencer

Jain, M. et al. Nat. Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth.3290 (16 February 2015)

MIPSTR: a method for multiplex genotyping of germline and somatic STR variation across many individuals

Carlson, K.D. et al. Genome Res. doi:10.1101/gr.182212.114 (6 February 2015)

Rapid labeling of intracellular His-tagged proteins in living cells

Lai, Y.-T. et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 2948–2953 (2015), doi:10.1073/pnas.1419598112

Mass spectrometry imaging with laser-induced postionization

Soltwisch, J. et al. Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa1051 (5 March 2015)