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vikash bhardwaj
Worldwide, there is an issue of irreproducibility in life science research. In the USA alone $28 billion per year spent on preclinical research is not reproducible. Within this opinion article, I provide a brief historical account of the discovery of the Watson-Crick DNA model and introduce another neglected model of DNA. This negligence may be one of the fundamental reasons behind irreproducibility in molecular biology research. checkout Villain of Molecular Biology: Why are we not reproducible in research?
Paul Gagniuc
A 3D map of the islets of Langerhans in the human pancreas:
Enrique Wulff
Mostly cumulated along the convergence zones of each of the five convergence gyres,
Plastic debris in the open ocean (doi:10.1073/pnas.1314705111) offers an idea with supportive info.
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Chris Aldrich
I've added Fisher's The Correlation between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance (1918). From the godfather of statistics applied to all of science, one can see the beginnings of variance leading into statistical regression, but his conceptualization of inheritance has been highly influential for the last century (we're almost at the anniversary.)

As Smith & Moran state (1966): "Sir Ronald Fisher's 1918 paper on the correlations between relatives is one ofthe classical papers of scientific literature. A few papers had previously appeared giving the expected values of the correlations on very simple Mendelian assumptions. Fisher succeeded in dealing with all the more obvious complications such as complete or partial recessivity, multiple allelism, epistacy, linkage, and assortative mating, and indeed with combinations of these, in one single paper.
Since these complications are known or virtually certain to occur in real examples, this was a most important and necessary advance. Furthermore, this paper was published when Fisher was still only 28 years of age. The treatment suffers from a few minor defects. The model for assortative mating is rather a special one, though very ingenious; the argument dealing with linked genes is incomplete; and there is no mention of sex-linkage. But the first two of these defects are not easy to repair, and there had been no appreciable advance on Fisher's treatment
of these points in 47 years since his paper appeared."
Sjúrður Hammer
Sjúrður Hammer thanks for the note on the submission! This is excactly what I hoped for everyone would do.
30th July
Chris Aldrich
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Susanne Duncker
I added Baum & Baum, 2014, BMC Biology, on a new theory of the evolution of eukaryontic cells. A must-read (and available free full text, I added the URL to the entry)!
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Sjúrður Hammer
hopefully this might interest some of you. Please see my blog on plastic debris in seabirds "Research on marine plastics is revealing its spread up the food chain"
Wesam Ahmed Tawfik
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Kathleen Farley
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Sjúrður Hammer
Sjúrður Hammer care to comment about what you think makes this a biology classic?
18th December
Sjúrður Hammer
If you are interested in birds can I invite you to join this group which is managed by the journals editor:
Kathleen Farley
Kathleen Farley I'd be interested!
9th November
Atanas G. Atanasov
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Atanas G. Atanasov
Atanas G. Atanasov It is actually a review and not an article with new research results… covers some great biomedical research done in the last couple of decades.
4th September
Sjúrður Hammer
Sjúrður Hammer ok, cool!
4th September
Atanas G. Atanasov
Atanas G. Atanasov :-)
4th September
Sjúrður Hammer
please help me populate this group with relevant articles if you are an ecologist:
Alisa Umanskaya
I would add Sydney Brenner's seminal paper on C. elegans, which established the nematode as model system for genetics research:
The genetics of Caenorhabditis elegans.
Brenner S.
Genetics. 1974 May;77(1):71-94.
PMID: 4366476 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
Sjúrður Hammer
Sjúrður Hammer do you know how to add the reference to the group? in your mendeley desktop you can move the reference from your own library to the biology classics group.

thanks for the suggestion!
19th June
Sjúrður Hammer
Please note that the group description encourages any reference additions to be complimented with a note or comment on why you believe it should be added to the collection of biology classics
Sjúrður Hammer
for all you people that use Feedly. Here's a neat plugin that will allow you to import directly from feedly (browser) into your Mendeley library
Sjúrður Hammer
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Sjúrður Hammer
many of you on twitter? let's see your twitter names if you're interested in fellow researchers. mine is @sjurdur
William Gunn
William Gunn Mine is @mrgunn
1st November
Susanne Duncker
Susanne Duncker and I am @suvidu
12th February
Kyle Taylor
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Kyle Taylor
Kyle Taylor This is a (readable) 2005 paper by Hubble on the Neutral Theory of Biodiversity, addressing some common criticisms of the theory from the niche-theorist perspective and clarifyies NT sampling approaches and underpinnings. It stands out as a good introduction to Neutral Theory.
13th April
Anders Kristian Krabberød
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Sjúrður Hammer
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