Journal Highlights

Source articles: Steinmetz, L.M. & Jones, A. Sensing a revolution. Molecular Systems Biology (Editorial)  (2016). DOI | Pubmed
Topic How new fully integrated biosensors that monitor molecular and physiological parameters throughout our bodies are set to revolutionize medicine and personalize healthcare.
Source articles: Durmus, G.N. et al. Magnetic levitation of single cells. PNAS  (2015). DOI | Pubmed
New Scientist: Single cells made to levitate, just like frogs and mice. Sokol J. New Scientist (2015). Link
Blog Highlight: Stanford team develops technique to magnetically levitate single cells. Bach, B. Scope Blog (2015). Link
Science Latest News: Sorting cells through levitation. Servick, K. Science Latest News (2015). Link
Source article: Pelechano, V. et al. Widespread Co-translational RNA Decay Reveals Ribosome Dynamics. Cell 161:1400-1412 (2015). DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: Dying mRNA Tells a Story of Its Life. Wallace, E.W. & Drummond, D.A. Cell 161:1246-1248 (2015). DOI | Pubmed
Blog Highlight: Make it or break it — or both: New research reveals RNA’s dual role. Bach, B. Scope Blog (2015). Link
Source article: Aiyar, R. et al. Mitochondrial protein sorting as a therapeutic target for ATP synthase disorders. Nat. Commun. 5:5585 (2014). DOI | Pubmed
New and Noteworthy
How to Make A Safe and Fun Mitochondrion. Costanzo, M. SGD (2015). Link
EMBL News How to fix a cellular powerhouse. Jones, D. EMBL News (2014). Link
Source article: Gupta, I. et al. Alternative polyadenylation diversifies post-transcriptional regulation by selective RNA-protein interactions. Mol. Syst. Biol. 10:719 (2014) DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: Global analyses of determinants of RNA decay. Burgess, D.J. Nature Reviews Genetics 15:217 (2014) DOI | Pubmed
Source articles: Pelechano, V. et al. Extensive transcriptional heterogeneity revealed by isoform profiling. Nature 497:127-131 (2013). DOI | Pubmed
Nature News and Views: The ends justify the means. Pugh, B.F. Nature 497:48-9 (2013). DOI
Source article: Landry, J.M. et al. The genomic and transcriptomic landscape of a HeLa cell line. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics 11 Mar (2013). DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: The fractured genome of HeLa cells. Mittelman, D., Wilson, J.H. Genome Biology 14:111 (2013). DOI
Source article: Tan-Wong, S.M. et al. Gene loops enhance transcriptional directionality. Science 338:671-5 (2012). DOI | Pubmed
Perspective: A new direction for gene loops. Hampsey, M. Science 338:624-5 (2012). DOI | Pubmed
Source article: Xu, Z., Wei, W., et al. Antisense expression increases gene expression variability and locus interdependency. Mol. Syst. Biol. 7:468 (2011). DOI | Pubmed
Cell Select: Meddling in Your Neighbor's Expression Pattern. Szewczak, L. & Plosky, B. Cell 144:831,833 (2011). DOI
Source article: Xu, Z. et al. Bidirectional promoters generate pervasive transcription in yeast. Nature 457:1033-7 (2009). DOI | Pubmed
Nature News and Views: The long and short of RNAs. Carninci, P. Nature 457:974-975 (2009). DOI | Pubmed
Source article: Mancera, E. et al. High-resolution mapping of meiotic crossovers and noncrossovers in yeast. Nature 454:479-485 (2008). DOI | Pubmed
Nature News and Views: Thoroughly modern meiosis. Lichten, M. Nature 454:421-422 (2008). DOI | Pubmed
Previews: Probing meiotic recombination decisions. Roig, I. & Keeney, S. Dev. Cell 15:331-332 (2008). DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: Recombination: it takes four. Pflumm, M. Nature Methods 5:754-755 (2008). DOI
Source article: Perocchi, F. et al. Assessing systems properties of yeast mitochondria through an interaction map of the organelle. PLoS Genet. 2 (2006). DOI | Pubmed
Minireview: Expanding the mitochondrial interactome. Shutt, T.E. & Shadel, G.S. Genome Biol. 8:203 (2007). DOI | Pubmed
Source article: Gu, Z. et al. Elevated evolutionary rates in the laboratory strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 102:1092–1097 (2005). DOI | Pubmed
Nature Research Highlight: Lab yeast on the fast track. Pearson, H. Nature 433:210 (2005). DOI
Source article: Prokisch, H. et al. Integrative analysis of the mitochondrial proteome in yeast. PLoS Biol. 2:795-804 (2004). DOI | Pubmed
PLoS Synopsis: Combining measures to characterize subcellular machinery. PLoS Biol. 2:e193 (2004). DOI
Source article: Gu, Z., Steinmetz, L.M., et al. Role of duplicate genes in genetic robustness against null mutations. Nature 421:63-66 (2003). DOI | Pubmed
Nature News and Views: Duplication, duplication. Meyer, A. Nature 421:31-32 (2003). DOI | Pubmed
Source article: Steinmetz, L.M. et al. Dissecting the architecture of a quantitative trait locus in yeast. Nature 416:326-330 (2002) DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: Turning up the heat on QTL mapping. Gunter, C. Nature Rev. Genet. 3:237 (2002). DOI
Research Update: Complexities in the genetic dissection of quantitative trait loci. Darvasi, A. & Pisanté-Shalom, A. Trends Genet. 18:489–491 (2002). DOI | Pubmed
Dispatch: Genetic architecture: dissecting the genetic basis of phenotypic variation. Christians, J.K. & Keightley, P.D. Current Biol. 12:R415–R416 (2002). DOI | Pubmed
Source article: Steinmetz, L.M. et al. Systematic screen for human disease genes in yeast. Nature Genet. 31:400–404 (2002). DOI | Pubmed
Research Highlight: Functional genomics: Fully functional. Skipper, M. Nature Rev. Genet. 3:645 (2002). DOI
Update: Searching for nuclear-mitochondrial genes. Chinnery, P.F. Trends Genet. 19:60-62 (2003). DOI | Pubmed


Faculty of 1000 Reviews

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The F1000 has reviewed 16 articles from the Steinmetz laboratory.

EMBL Annual Reports

Features on Steinmetz Lab Research:

  • "Making sense of antisense" (2010-2011) PDF (topic: antisense transcription)
  • "The dark side of the cell" (2010-2011) PDF (topic: cell cycle transcription atlas)
  • "Cue factors" (2009-2010) PDF (topic: genetic variation in transcription factor binding)
  • "The usual suspects" (2009-2010) PDF (topic: mosquito alleles that determine susceptibility to malaria)
  • "When the exception becomes the rule" (2008-2009) PDF (topic: pervasive transcription and bidirectional promoters)
  • "The spice of life" (2008-2009) PDF (topic: meiotic recombination)
  • "The house guest that stayed" (2006-2007) PDF (topic: mitochondrial interaction network)
  • "Reappraising the genome" (2005-2006) PDF (topic: novel transcripts in yeast discovered via tiling arrays)

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