Journal Club

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Journal Club: Neural circuits and social status spur zebrafish to swim or flee

Should I stay or should I go? In the zebrafish (Danio rerio), two competing neural circuits determine whether an animal swims or turns tail and escapes. Social status can tip the balance between these circuits, leading dominant and subordinate animals … Continue reading

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Predicting effects of genetic overexpression

Although computer models scientists develop of the inner workings of cells are now quite good at predicting whether suppressing a gene will have negative effects, they do much less well at figuring out if overexpressing a gene–say, having two or … Continue reading

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