Author: Meiling Yang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Competing Interests: Meiling Yang is an author of the article discussed in this blog. Image Credit: Le Kang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Fungi are essential elements of all ecosystems and provide many important services, most notably decomposition. While the classic role of fungi is in breaking down organic matter, fungi are incredibly varied and diverse, with members
We are pleased to invite you to attend a PLOS Computational Biology Symposium at the National Institutes of Health. The details of the event are as follows: “Computational Biology: Past, Present, and Future” Friday, 16th
Six years ago, the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which included 20 specific goals, known as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. In a recent PLOS Biology Perspective, Kerrie Wilson and colleagues
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.
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
This post marks a very important date for PLOS Computational Biology and highlights how we are celebrating. Ten years ago, on June 24th 2005, the inaugural issue of PLOS Computational Biology was published, making this
The first post in our PLOS Genetics’ editors series introduces David Kwiatkowski, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA and Peter McKinnon, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, who are Section Editors for
In a piece reflecting on this month’s PLOS Genetics issue image, author Zhengquan Yu discusses the research behind Yuan et al. Author: Zhengquan Yu, State Key Laboratories for Agrobiotechnology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural
Lauren Richardson, Associate Editor for PLOS Biology, discusses a new paper published in the journal. We generally think of evolution as a beneficial process, letting organisms adapt and excel in new and different environments. But