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Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-17:20:6:1

Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Their Heads Above Water

Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-17:14:6:1

Nonfiction: A Nobel Laureate Asks What Makes a ‘Disordered Mind’

In his new book, the neuroscientist Eric Kandel explores the science of unusual brains, locating many of his answers in genetics.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-17:8:5:1

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Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences Edited by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich, from University of Chicago Press (Sep 18).

Across the Bridge, Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates by Henry Gee, from University of Chicago Press (Sep 15).

Wiley Publ has a job for a PhD in ecol/evolution to work on their journal Ecology and Evolution. (Sep 4).

American Classics: Evolutionary Perspectives" has been published by Academic Studies Press. It is freely available here. (Aug 29).

A special issue for the journal GENES is planned. It is entitled Tools for Population and Evolutionary Genetics . Manuscript submissions till July 31. (Aug 28).

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction Second Edition Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth, from Oxford University Press (Aug 18).

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Sep 18 12:00New perspectives on the evolutionary history of vitellogenin gene family in vertebrates - Maria Assunta Biscotti, Marco Barucca, Federica Carducci, Adriana Canapa (GBE)
Sep 18 12:00Rapid divergence of genome architectures following the origin of an ectomycorrhizal symbiosis in the genus Amanita - Jaqueline Hess et al. (MBE)
Sep 18 08:00Assessing the performance of Ks plots for detecting ancient whole genome duplications - George P Tiley, Michael S Barker, J Gordon Burleigh (GBE)
Sep 18 08:00Ancient Endogenous Pararetroviruses in Oryza Genomes Provide Insights into the Heterogeneity of Viral Gene Macroevolution - Sunlu Chen et al. (GBE)
Sep 18 08:00Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome - Amir B Cohanim et al. (GBE)
Sep 18 08:00Factors influencing gene family size variation among related species in a plant family, Solanaceae - Peipei Wang et al. (GBE)
Sep 17 20:00A simple developmental model recapitulates complex insect wing venation patterns - Jordan Hoffmann, Seth Donoughe, Kathy Li, Mary K. Salcedo, Chris H. Rycroft (PNAS)
Sep 17 20:00Human influences on the strength of phenotypic selection - Vincent Fugère, Andrew P. Hendry (PNAS)

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