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The most read preLights of 2019

1 January 2020

2019 was a very prolific year with 314 preprint highlights posted, and here we’ve collected the most popular ones:   #1 Pavithran Ravindran‘s post on optogenetic control of Wnt signalling to interrogate patterning in stem cells was the most read preLight in 2019 and included a comment from preprint first author Nicole Repina.     #2[…]

7 things that shaped preLights in 2019

31 December 2019

On the last day of the year (and in fact, the decade), we look back at some of the highlights of 2019   #1 We launched preLists, where researchers curate a list of preprints presented at conferences, or compile a list of preprints on a certain topic. #2 At the end of February, we celebrated[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Maiko Kitaoka

30 October 2019

Maiko Kitaoka is a graduate student in the lab of Rebecca Heald at the University of California, Berkeley. Here she studies the cause of chromosome mis-segregation defects in Xenopus hybrids. We caught up with Maiko to discuss her research, science communication, ballet, preprints and more.     Let’s start in the beginning, why did you[…]

Capturing the value added to a paper during peer review

26 September 2019

Preprints accelerate science by making research accessible prior to journal publication, but peer-review often substantially improves papers. While for a long time the review history of a paper was not visible to anyone apart from the authors and reviewers/editors, recently, increasing numbers of journals have started publishing this information alongside the paper (including The Company[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Gautam Dey

25 September 2019

Gautam Dey is a postdoctoral researcher working at the MRC LMCB, UCL, London, in the lab of Buzz Baum. Here, he is studying the evolution of cell cycle control using fission yeast and archaea. He has been a team member since the start of preLights and has written sixteen preLight posts (!) so far. We[…]

preLights reached 500 posts!

24 September 2019

Last week we reached our 500th preLights post – a big round of applause to all the preLighters who contributed! We are thrilled to see the wide range of fields and topics that the team covers, and are grateful to the preprint authors who provided comments to questions and additional insights to their story. The[…]

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