Top 13 Transhumanist Papers in Nature 2012

· December 28, 2012

13 papers from Nature that were among the most widely read, cited, and circulated on social media and might be of interest to H+ readers.

  1. Bright minds and dark attitudes: lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice through right-wing ideology and low intergroup contact
    (1,411; 11; 4; 38; 25)
  2. Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior (1,218; 3; 9; 7; 12)
  3. Classic Nintendo games are (NP-)hard (904; 9; 4; 10; 62).
  4. An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome (730 readers)
  5. A whole-cell computational model predicts phenotype from genotype (569)
  6. Differential gene and transcript expression analysis of RNA-seq experiments with TopHat and Cufflinks [protocols paper] (492)
  7. Is cancer a metabolic rebellion against host aging? In the quest for immortality, tumor cells try to save themselves by boosting mitochondrial metabolism [perspective] (477)
  8. Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere [review] (426)
  9. Optogenetic stimulation of a hippocampal engram activates fear memory recall (410)
  10. The origin of extracellular fields and currents — EEG, ECoG, LFP and spikes  [review] (333)
  11. Architecture of the human regulatory network derived from ENCODE data (330)
  12. Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9 fb(-1) of pp collision data at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC  (140 citations).
  13. Solution-processed small-molecule solar cells with 6.7% efficiency (81)
[Based on the 3 top ten lists published by Nature here: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/12/what-were-the-top-papers-of-2012-on-social-media.html]

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