New and Exciting in PLoS Community Journals

As always on Fridays, there are new papers published in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS Computational Biology. A few picks - but you go and check them all out:

Surveillance of Arthropod Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Using Remote Sensing Techniques: A Review:

Kalluri et al. review the status of remote sensing studies of arthropod vectorborne diseases, including simple image classification techniques associating land use and land cover types with vector habitats, and more complex statistical models linking satellite-derived multi-temporal meteorological observations with vector biology and abundance.

Contrasting Infection Strategies in Generalist and Specialist Wasp Parasitoids of Drosophila melanogaster:

The authors use two kinds of wasp venom to compare the benefits and drawbacks of relatively immune suppressive versus relatively immune evasive parasite infection strategies in a natural system.

Copy Number Variants and Common Disorders: Filling the Gaps and Exploring Complexity in Genome-Wide Association Studies:

Xavier Estivill and LluÃs Armengol explore the contribution of copy number variants to common human disorders and evaluate the caveats of SNP-based genome-wide association scans in covering regions of the genome that could play an important role in disease susceptibility.

Ten Simple Rules for Doing Your Best Research, According to Hamming:

The thoughts of mathematician Richard Hamming on 'How to do great science', presented at the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar in 1986, serve as a preface to the Ten Simple Rules series.

Getting Started in Tiling Microarray Analysis:

In the first article of the new "Getting Started In..." series from the ISCB and PLoS Computational Biology, Dr. Xiaole Shirley Liu introduces tiling microarray analysis. The series provides an essential introductory aid for students and researchers aiming to start out in different areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, and genomics.

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