Editor rating: 7 / 10Marc Robinson-Rechavi –– This study allows to link natural variation in morphology with genetic divergence in expression patterns, thus helping link ecology to molecular genomics.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– Although only dealing with a single invasive species, it is a very thorough and interesting analysis of the potential for oil rigs to move fish (and potentially other marine species) around the world.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Heiko Enderling –– This article discusses the contributions of quantitative models in predicting biology, and makes an important point about the balance of simplicity/complexity/accuracy/usefulness of biophysical models. If simple models capture biological complexity, the use of more detailed models must be properly justified.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Todd Vision –– This is a novel and innovative approach to studying the genomic correlates of convergent evolution. It is likely to inspire similar studies in other systems and for other kinds of genomic changes, as well as bioinformatic work to refine and extend the methods.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Steven Buyske –– The article shows genetics associations of lipid traits in populations (cohorts from Nigeria and the Philippines) not previously studied. Besides confirming some associations already found in Europeans, the authors found novel associations in BACE1 and SIDT2.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jun Pang –– It is a very interesting literature review.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Yong Wang –– The authors provide a potential useful diagnostic model for gastric cancer by using omics data
Editor rating: 7 / 10Juan Riesgo-Escovar –– It addresses methodological problems that hinder comparison of these type of results from different publications.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Hixon –– This study provides insight on the size of the founding introduced population that gave rise to one of the worst marine invasions in history.
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