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"Connectome" anybody?

   Barry Wellman

   Step by step, link by link, putting it together--Streisand/Sondheim
       The earth to be spannd, connected by network--Walt Whitman
             It's Always Something--Roseanne Roseannadanna

             A day like all days, filled with those events
          that alter and illuminate our times--You Are There!
   Director, NetLab Network      			            FRSC
         Founder, International Network for Social Network Analysis
   NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System  Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman    

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A Genetic Model of the Connectome

    The connectomes of organisms of the same species show remarkable 
architectural and often local wiring similarity, raising the question: 
where and how is neuronal connectivity encoded? Here, we start from the 
hypothesis that the genetic identity of neurons guides synapse and 
gap-junction formation and show that such genetically driven wiring 
predicts the existence of specific biclique motifs in the connectome. We 
identify a family of large, statistically significant biclique subgraphs 
in the connectomes of three species and show that within many of the 
observed bicliques the neurons share statistically significant expression 
patterns and morphological characteristics, supporting our expectation of 
common genetic factors that drive the synapse formation within these 
subgraphs. The proposed connectome model offers a self-consistent 
framework to link the genetics of an organism to the reproducible 
architecture of its connectome, offering experimentally falsifiable 
predictions on the genetic factors that drive the formation of individual 
neuronal circuits.

A Genetic Model of the Connectome
Dániel L. Barabási, Albert-László Barabási


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International Journal of Complexity in Education

    The International Journal of Complexity in Education, IJCE, is a new forum which publishes articles that are concerned with the application of complexity theory and related models in the field of education. The journal invites empirical papers, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions, literature reviews and short research reports. We also welcome book reviews. In each of these instances, however, the linkage between complexity theory and education needs to be made explicit, and it should be clear how the contribution adds to existing

knowledge in that area. IJCE is a peer reviewed open source journal. There are no publication charges.

The inaugural issue is planned for April 2020.
To be considered for inclusion in this first issue, send full papers by December 31, 2019.

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Complex Networks 2019 Conference Proceedings 

The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.

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