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Table of Contents: October 2005

COVER

Image depicting mythological Iris

Image Credit: Photograph reproduced with permission of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (bequest of Susan Martin Allien). Cover design by Liana Holmberg.
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All retroviruses utilize their envelope genes to mediate infection. However, a host gene, Iris, that is highly conserved in many Drosophila species has itself been derived from a retroviral envelope gene (see Malik et al.) highlighting an evolutionarily intriguing acquisition event. In Greek mythology, Iris was the benevolent sibling of the malevolent winged monsters, the Harpies.

Review

Perspectives on Human Genetic Variation from the HapMap Project

Gil McVean, Chris C. A Spencer, Raphaelle Chaix

Research Articles

Cytoskeletal Rearrangements in Synovial Fibroblasts as a Novel Pathophysiological Determinant of Modeled Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vassilis Aidinis, Piero Carninci, Maria Armaka, Walter Witke, Vaggelis Harokopos, Norman Pavelka, Dirk Koczan, Christos Argyropoulos, Maung-Maung Thwin, Steffen Möller, Waki Kazunori, Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli, Hans-Jürgen Thiesen, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, George Kollias

The Axon Guidance Receptor Gene ROBO1 Is a Candidate Gene for Developmental Dyslexia

Katariina Hannula-Jouppi, Nina Kaminen-Ahola, Mikko Taipale, Ranja Eklund, Jaana Nopola-Hemmi, Helena Kääriäinen, Juha Kere

Gli2 and Gli3 Localize to Cilia and Require the Intraflagellar Transport Protein Polaris for Processing and Function

Courtney J Haycraft, Boglarka Banizs, Yesim Aydin-Son, Qihong Zhang, Edward J Michaud, Bradley K Yoder

Gain-of-Function Screen for Genes That Affect Drosophila Muscle Pattern Formation

Nicole Staudt, Andreas Molitor, Kalman Somogyi, Juan Mata, Silvia Curado, Karsten Eulenberg, Martin Meise, Thomas Siegmund, Thomas Häder, Andres Hilfiker, Günter Brönner, Anne Ephrussi, Pernille Rørth, Stephen M Cohen, Sonja Fellert, Ho-Ryun Chung, Olaf Piepenburg, Ulrich Schäfer, Herbert Jäckle, Gerd Vorbrüggen

Discovery of Human Inversion Polymorphisms by Comparative Analysis of Human and Chimpanzee DNA Sequence Assemblies

Lars Feuk, Jeffrey R MacDonald, Terence Tang, Andrew R Carson, Martin Li, Girish Rao, Razi Khaja, Stephen W Scherer

Evolutionary Comparison Provides Evidence for Pathogenicity of RMRP Mutations

Luisa Bonafé, Emmanouil T Dermitzakis, Sheila Unger, Cheryl R Greenberg, Belinda A Campos-Xavier, Andreas Zankl, Catherine Ucla, Stylianos E Antonarakis, Andrea Superti-Furga, Alexandre Reymond

The Evolutionary Value of Recombination Is Constrained by Genome Modularity

Darren P Martin, Eric van der Walt, David Posada, Edward P Rybicki

Gain and Loss of Multiple Genes During the Evolution of Helicobacter pylori

Helga Gressmann, Bodo Linz, Rohit Ghai, Klaus-Peter Pleissner, Ralph Schlapbach, Yoshio Yamaoka, Christian Kraft, Sebastian Suerbaum, Thomas F Meyer, Mark Achtman