There are weeks when you skim through the TOCs of your favourite journals and nothing really grabs your attention. And then there are weeks like last week, when there’s almost too much to read. This is where a system to grab a web page comes into its own – you just mark the page using e.g. Zotero, Google Notebook or del.icio.us and come back to it later.
Stuff that I grabbed for later from last week includes:
And from PLoS Computational Biology:
- HIV-1 Subtype B Protease and Reverse Transcriptase Amino Acid Covariation – interesting use of a method often applied in protein-protein interaction studies
- A First Look at ARFome: Dual-Coding Genes in Mammalian Genomes – overlapping reading frames not confined to prokaryotes
As an aside – does anyone else find that PLoS journal websites take ages to load in Firefox and use a lot of CPU?
- A New Window on How Genomes Work discusses tag sequencing. Key quote: “if you are not thinking about your experiments on a whole-genome level, you are going to be a dinosaur”.
- ATM and ATR Substrate Analysis Reveals Extensive Protein Networks Responsive to DNA Damage is a large-scale proteomic analysis of a phosphorylation network.
- Celebrity genomes alarm researchers – should they?
- Help flies in for human genome – highlights the need for comparative genomics in understanding the human genome
- Molecular biology: RNA in control – discusses the discovery of riboswitches (mRNAs that control gene expression) in eukaryotes (full paper). For some reason, people always seem amazed when prokaryotes teach us about eukaryotes. It’s evolution, people – what matters is the biological process, not the organism.