Recently Featured PNAS Classics

Arnold J. Berk
Discovery of RNA splicing and genes in pieces
PNAS 2016 113:801–805

January 26, 2016; 113 (4)

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Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, and Eric S. Maskin
Debreu’s social equilibrium existence theorem
PNAS 2015 112:15769–15770

December 29, 2015; 112 (52)

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John M. Coffin
The discovery of HTLV-1, the first pathogenic human retrovirus
PNAS 2015 112:15525–15529

December 22, 2015; 112 (51)

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Klaus Bister
Discovery of oncogenes: The advent of molecular cancer research
PNAS 2015 112:15259–15260

December 15, 2015; 112 (50)

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Manu S. Goyal, Siddarth Venkatesh, Jeffrey Milbrandt, Jeffrey I. Gordon, and Marcus E. Raichle
Feeding the brain and nurturing the mind: Linking nutrition and the gut microbiota to brain development
PNAS 2015 112:14105–14112

November 17, 2015; 112 (46)

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