Bioinformatics and Genomics

Detection of methylation, acetylation and glycosylation of protein residues by monitoring 13C chemical-shift changes: A quantum-chemical study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Rüdiger Ettrich –– I think the article might nicely advertise how computational predictions can complement experimental data in a useful way. This makes the article interesting not only for the NMR community but to protein chemists in general.
Love the one you’re with: replicate viral adaptations converge on the same phenotypic change

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alexander Mikheyev –– It is a bit inconclusive, but deals with important questions in biology.
Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tomas Perez-Acle –– This interesting work proposes a combination of experimental procedures and mathematical modeling to provide new ways to manage infectious diseases.
On causality of extreme events

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christopher Lortie –– broad implications on philosophy of science and interpretation.
DICOM for quantitative imaging biomarker development: a standards based approach to sharing clinical data and structured PET/CT analysis results in head and neck cancer research

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Henkjan Huisman –– Medical images are useless for research unless annotations can be added. This paper describes an elegant open source frame work to do this.
Testing the potential of a ribosomal 16S marker for DNA metabarcoding of insects

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Alexander Mikheyev –– This could be a very generally useful tool.
Estimating risks of importation and local transmission of Zika virus infection

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Giovanni Benelli –– Predicting Zika virus outbreaks is a crucial challenge in parasitology and public health sciences. This research is timely and of great interest for a wide readership.
Sequencing 16S rRNA gene fragments using the PacBio SMRT DNA sequencing system

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christine Josenhans –– platform comparison for NGS high throughput sequencing; implementation of novel platform based on PacBio SMRT sequencing for 16S amplicon sequencing. These technologies are of prime importance in the ever-growing field of microbiome/microbiota research
A molecular classification of human mesenchymal stromal cells

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Eric Schirmer –– For many cell fate decisions differences in gene expression or proteomic data from multiple studies raises a question of what are the most appropriate molecular markers. The approach in this article of large-scale data mining is a reasonable one that can be applied more widely and provides a good set of markers for mesenchymal cells.
ColoFinder: a prognostic 9-gene signature improves prognosis for 871 stage II and III colorectal cancer patients

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Yong Wang –– High throughput technologies and machine learning method are used to reveal the signature for complex disease, which has great potential for clinical usage.

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Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another https://t.co/oLyUZU7z25

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Nature World News: "Virus Wars: Using "Good" Viral Agents to Combat Killer Viruses"
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24839/20160706/virus-wars-using-good-viral-agents-combat-killer-viruses.htm

Engadget: "Researchers want to block HIV with a 'therapeutic' virus"
https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/05/researchers-want-to-block-hiv-with-a-therapeutic-virus/

The Japan Times: "New study estimates transmission risk of Zika virus in Japan at 16% for rest of year"
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/05/national/science-health/new-study-estimates-transmission-risk-zika-virus-japan-16-rest-year/#.VwQGC_krKUk