We hope that you’ve been enjoying our blog post series “Slices of PLOS.” These posts were designed to feature research articles published in PLOS Biology, while also highlighting related content from other PLOS journals
0000-0002-6177-577XAuthor: David A. Marques, University of Bern and Eawag, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland. Competing interests: David A. Marques is an author of the article discussed in this blog. More than 150 years have passed since Darwin
Every year, some 10 million people die from diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people. These deaths could be avoided, argue leading global health experts in a new PLOS Collection that charts the path to a dramatic reduction in the global burden of disease by 2035. This ambitious convergence in global health will require strategic investments in research and development as well as an aggressive scale-up of health-care delivery systems to ensure that existing health tools and services reach those who need them most.
0000-0002-6177-577XImage Credit: Matthew Clay, Sherwood Lab, Duke University Author: David R. Sherwood is an associate professor at the Department of Biology, Duke University. He is also the director of graduate studies for the Development and Stem
When an American dentist killed a beloved African lion named Cecil last summer, the world responded with outrage. In this episode of the PLOS Biology podcast, Liza Gross explores the issue of sport hunting and lion conservation with two lion experts.
Authors: Niklaus Zemp is a Post Doctoral Researcher and Alex Widmer is a Professor, both based at the Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ), ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland. Competing interests: Niklaus Zemp and Alex Widmer are
As part of our mission to encourage engagement within the genetics community, PLOS Genetics sponsors conferences and meetings in the fields of genetics. In order to raise awareness about these conferences, and the researchers who
The fifth entry for our Deep Reads blog series is written by Andreas Vilhelmsson, a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. His research focuses mostly on patient reporting
In a post reflecting on August’s PLOS Genetics issue image, Andrei Tkatchenko explains the science behind the image. Author: Andrei V. Tkatchenko, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA Competing interests: Andrei V. Tkatchenko is
In a piece reflecting on June’s PLOS Genetics issue image, authors Simon Kelly and Simona Radutoiu discuss the science behind their image. Authors: Simon Kelly and Simona Radutoiu, Aarhus University, and Carbohydrate Recognition and