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    This collection highlights the best research providing insights into the biology of species that are on the verge of extinction.
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    This collection highlights advances in research to understand how we age and ways we can promote longevity.
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    This collection highlights recent advances in plant genome editing and its impact on crop production
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    A collection of articles detailing advances in cell lineage specification, organogenesis and embryonic development, at both genetic and cellular levels.
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    A focus on the latest advances in geochemistry and their impact on ecosystems, and insights into the chemistry of the Earth's crust and mantle.
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    The expression of genes is tightly controlled by a variety of cellular mechanisms; such mechanisms can be termed ‘epigenetic’. Epigenetics is the study of altered, heritable gene activity states not dependent on changes in the DNA sequence (Bird 2007). This collection includes articles spanning DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin structure and its function.
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    Explore our most highly accessed genetics and heredity articles in the first quarter of 2018. Featuring authors from around the World, these papers highlight valuable research within genetics and heredity from an international community.
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    Explore our most highly accessed biochemistry and molecular biology articles in the first quarter of 2018. Featuring authors from around the World, these papers highlight valuable research within biochemistry and molecular biology from an international community.
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    Explore our most highly accessed neuroscience articles in the first quarter of 2018. Featuring authors from around the World, these papers highlight valuable research within neuroscience from an international community.
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    This collection highlights progress towards using engineered nanoparticles to treat and diagnose disease.
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    A focus on how the Earth system has changed over time, in response to both natural and anthropogenic forces.
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    The many types of lasers available for researchers have been steadily increasing since the first ruby laser in the 1960s. Here we place a spotlight on the many developments in laser technology.
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