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Sci. Signal.  28 Mar 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 472, eaan2960
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aan2960

This week’s articles highlight synaptic organization in sociability, the interactions between a plant and its microbiome, and the role of RNA modification in the response to DNA damage.


Plants prioritize nutrition over defense

Castrillo et al. found that a plant nutrient stress response network shapes the root microbiome and coordinates defense with nutritional stress.


Sociability through glutamatergic signaling

Krishnan et al. report that an autism-associated protein impairs sociability in mice by altering glutamatergic synapse organization.


Marking DNA damage with methylated RNA

Xiang et al. found that ultraviolet radiation induces an RNA modification that recruits a DNA repair enzyme.

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