Table of Contents: November 2003


The nematode C.briggsae.

Image Credit: Photo provided by David H. A. Fitch, New York University. Additional photo manipulation by John Heisch, John Heisch Design
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A high quality sequence of the Caenorhabditis briggsae genome is now in hand. Comparisons with the C. elegans genome sequence provide valuable insights into the processes that have shaped the evolution of these organisms, which diverged 80-110 million years ago. The new sequence also gives C. elegans biologists a powerful new tool to refine their knowledge of gene identity and function in C. elegans. (See Stein, et al.)


The What and Whys of DOIs

Susanne DeRisi, Rebecca Kennison, Nick Twyman


Tough Mining

Steven Dickman

Book Review/Science in the Media


Journal Club


Comparative Genomics

Ross C Hardison

Community Page

Biodiversity Conservation Demands Open Access

Gustavo Fonseca, Philippa J Benson

Research Articles

The Genome Sequence of Caenorhabditis briggsae: A Platform for Comparative Genomics

Lincoln D Stein, Zhirong Bao, Darin Blasiar, Thomas Blumenthal, Michael R Brent, Nansheng Chen, Asif Chinwalla, Laura Clarke, Chris Clee, Avril Coghlan, Alan Coulson, Peter D'Eustachio, David H. A Fitch, Lucinda A Fulton, Robert E Fulton, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Todd W Harris, LaDeana W Hillier, Ravi Kamath, Patricia E Kuwabara, Elaine R Mardis, Marco A Marra, Tracie L Miner, Patrick Minx, James C Mullikin, Robert W Plumb, Jane Rogers, Jacqueline E Schein, Marc Sohrmann, John Spieth, Jason E Stajich, Chaochun Wei, David Willey, Richard K Wilson, Richard Durbin, Robert H Waterston

Learning to Control a Brain–Machine Interface for Reaching and Grasping by Primates

Jose M Carmena, Mikhail A Lebedev, Roy E Crist, Joseph E O'Doherty, David M Santucci, Dragan F Dimitrov, Parag G Patil, Craig S Henriquez, Miguel A. L Nicolelis

A Gain-Field Encoding of Limb Position and Velocity in the Internal Model of Arm Dynamics

Eun Jung Hwang, Opher Donchin, Maurice A Smith, Reza Shadmehr

Embryonic Origins of a Motor System: Motor Dendrites Form a Myotopic Map in Drosophila

Matthias Landgraf, Victoria Jeffrey, Miki Fujioka, James B Jaynes, Michael Bate

Viral Discovery and Sequence Recovery Using DNA Microarrays

David Wang, Anatoly Urisman, Yu-Tsueng Liu, Michael Springer, Thomas G Ksiazek, Dean D Erdman, Elaine R Mardis, Matthew Hickenbotham, Vincent Magrini, James Eldred, J. Phillipe Latreille, Richard K Wilson, Don Ganem, Joseph L DeRisi

Partially Phosphorylated Pho4 Activates Transcription of a Subset of Phosphate-Responsive Genes

Michael Springer, Dennis D Wykoff, Nicole Miller, Erin K O'Shea

T Cell Receptor-Independent Basal Signaling via Erk and Abl Kinases Suppresses RAG Gene Expression

Jeroen P Roose, Maximilian Diehn, Michael G Tomlinson, Joseph Lin, Ash A Alizadeh, David Botstein, Patrick O Brown, Arthur Weiss