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  1. Cryoelectron tomography directly visualizes heterogeneous macromolecular structures in their native and complex cellular environments. However, existing computer-assisted structure sorting approaches are low throughput or inherently limited due to their dependency on available templates and manual labels. Here, we introduce a high-throughput template-and-label-free deep learning approach, Deep Iterative Subtomogram Clustering Approach (DISCA), that automatically detects subsets of homogeneous structures by learning and modeling 3D structural features and their distributions. Evaluation on five experimental cryo-ET datasets shows that an unsupervised deep learning based method can detect diverse structures with a wide range of molecular sizes. This unsupervised detection paves the way for systematic unbiased recognition of macromolecular complexes in situ. 
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    We study liquid democracy, a collective decision making paradigm that allows voters to transitively delegate their votes, through an algorithmic lens. In our model, there are two alternatives, one correct and one incorrect, and we are interested in the probability that the majority opinion is correct. Our main question is whether there exist delegation mechanisms that are guaranteed to outperform direct voting, in the sense of being always at least as likely, and sometimes more likely, to make a correct decision. Even though we assume that voters can only delegate their votes to better-informed voters, we show that local delegation mechanisms, which only take the local neighborhood of each voter as input (and, arguably, capture the spirit of liquid democracy), cannot provide the foregoing guarantee. By contrast, we design a non-local delegation mechanism that does provably outperform direct voting under mild assumptions about voters. 
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