Joan Bennett at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Joan Bennett, Rutgers University, at the 10th Annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Francis Martin at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Francis Martin, INRA (France), at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The talk references a study published in Nature Genetics - details at http://jgi.doe.gov/retracing-roots-fungal-symbioses/

Jack Gilbert at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Laboratory, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Solving Crimes with DNA - "Scientists on Sofas"

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DNA Scientist and Mentor Bruce Jackson, PhD, traces ancestry and solves crimes with the powerful tool of DNA on this edition of "Scientist and Engineers on Sofas and other furnishings"!

biosights: May 11, 2015 - Formin' actin at adherens junctions

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Actin assembly promotes the formation of intercellular adherens junctions, but the role of actin-nucleating formin proteins in this process remains unclear. Grikscheit et al. reveal that, in breast epithelial cells cultured in 3D, the formin FMNL2 stimulates junctional actin assembly downstream of the small GTPase Rac1. This biosights episode presents the paper by Grikscheit et al. from the May 11, 2015, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with the paper's senior...

biosights: April 13, 2015 - A motif that helps myosin II-B lead from behind

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Myosin II-A and myosin II-B play distinct roles in establishing the front–back polarity of migrating mesenchymal cells. Juanes-Garcia et al. identify a short, serine-rich motif in the non-helical tail domain of myosin II-B that enables this isoform to form stable actomyosin bundles that define the cell rear. This biosights episode presents the paper by Juanes-Garcia et al. from the April 13, 2015, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with the paper's senior...