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Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

From the BBC News-2016-2-9:8:5:1

Official Quits Nobel Panel Over Inquiry Into Surgeon

Urban Lendahl, a genetics professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, resigned Saturday as secretary general of the Nobel Assembly at the institute.

From the NYTimes News-2016-2-7:20:6:1

Matter: DNA Study of First Ancient African Genome Flawed, Researchers Report

When other researchers studied the 4,500-year-old-genome, they discovered that the conclusion that much of Africa has Eurasian ancestry was incorrect.

From the NYTimes News-2016-2-4:14:6:1

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The SMBE conference will be held on the Gold Coast Australia, from 3-7 July at the Gold Coast Convention Exhibition Centre. For details see their website. (Feb 1).

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Nature Communications have a position open for an ecology editor. (Jan 22).

A short video on plant resistance based on purifying selection in virulence genes in fungi. (Jan 21).

Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates by A.Wagner from Current Publ. (Jan 8).

On the Wing:Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Animal Flight, by D.E. Alexander from Oxford Univ Press (Jan 8).

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Feb 10 08:00Conservation, duplication and divergence of five opsin genes in insect evolution - Roberto Feuda, Ferdinand Marletaz, Michael A. Bentley, Peter W H Holland (GBE)
Feb 10 08:00Contrasting patterns of evolutionary diversification in the olfactory repertoires of reptile and bird genomes - Michael W. Vandewege et al. (GBE)
Feb 9 20:00Mechanisms underlying adaptation to life in hydrogen sulfide rich environments - Joanna L. Kelley et al. (MBE)
Feb 8 16:00Brain shape convergence in the adaptive radiation of New World monkeys - Leandro Aristide et al. (PNAS)
Feb 8 16:00Early and multiple origins of metastatic lineages within primary tumors - Zi-Ming Zhao et al. (PNAS)
Feb 8 16:00Adaptive methylation regulation of p53 pathway in sympatric speciation of blind mole rats, Spalax - Yang Zhao et al. (PNAS)
Feb 8 16:00Inbreeding drives maize centromere evolution - Kevin L. Schneider, Zidian Xie, Thomas K. Wolfgruber, Gernot G. Presting (PNAS)
Feb 8 16:00Warning signals are under positive frequency-dependent selection in nature - Mathieu Chouteau, Mónica Arias, Mathieu Joron (PNAS)

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