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Following a call from the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for evidence on reproducibility and research integrity, and the roles different institutions play in this, we partnered with the UK Reproducibility Network to provide a platform to share feedback on the topic with the wider scientific community. 
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Picture of a cricket on a leave. © © banjongseal324De novo assembly and annotation of the mangrove cricket genome
This Data Note presents the draft genome of the mangrove cricket. Satoh et al hope to facilitate future molecular studies into mechanisms behind the endogenous activity rhythm synchronized with the tidal cycle.

picture of a hand holding tweezers removing a piece of genetic code from a double helix © © vchalupTiming and duration of lipofection-mediated CRISPR/Cas9 delivery into porcine zygotes affect gene-editing events
The aim of this study by Lin et al was to improve the lipofection-mediated gene editing efficiency by optimizing the timing and duration of lipofection.

picture of a fire salamander and a schematic drawing of the experimental set up used.  © Figure 1 (adapted)Measuring athletic performance in post-metamorphic fire salamanders
This method by de Rysky et al avoids inter-individual variation in motivation, and measures of athletic performance will be directly comparable between larval and terrestrial stages, allowing to study the contribution of carryover effects.

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BMC Series Focus Issues

December: HIV

For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like. 

November: Infection and health

The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection.  Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.

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BMC Research Notes is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed contributions from across all scientific and clinical disciplines, including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. We are committed to making it easier to find, cite and share your short reports by providing an inclusive forum for valuable data and research observations.

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In our latest Commentary, Senior Board Member Prof. Forero and colleagues discuss the key elements of data sharing and open repositories, and explore how this adds to initiatives around Open Science. 

Make sure to read their full article here

To learn more about how BMC Research Notes enables authors to share their data, find out about our Data Note article type!

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