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Durable coexistence of donor and recipient strains after fecal microbiota transplantation

Li, S. et al. Science 352, 586–589 (2016)

Pooling across cells to normalize single-cell RNA sequencing data with many zero counts

Lun, A., Bach, K. & Marioni, J. Genome Biol. 17, 75 (2016)

Low dimensionality in gene expression data enables the accurate extraction of transcriptional programs from shallow sequencing

Heimberg, G., Bhatnager, R., El-Samad, H. & Thomson, M. Cell Syst. 2, 239–250 (2016)

Real-time imaging of translation on single mRNA transcripts in live cells

Wang, C., Han, B., Zhou, R. & Zhuang, X. Cell 165, 990–1001 (2016)

Dynamics of translation of single mRNA molecules in vivo

Yan, X., Hoek, T., Vale, R. & Tanenbaum, M. Cell 165, 976–989 (2016).