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Observatory: The Gene That Turns Worms Into Pavlov's Dogs

Japanese scientists working with roundworms found that those with a genetic defect in a specific insulin receptor did not learn to avoid unpleasant situations the way other worms did.

From the NYTimes News-2014-7-21:20:6:1

Matter: A Call to Fight Malaria One Mosquito at a Time by Altering DNA

Two papers published Thursday say the procedure, known as Crispr, can have wide benefits. But other experts worry about unintended consequences.

From the NYTimes News-2014-7-17:20:6:1

Gene Therapy Used to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pigs

The technique, in which a gene is injected into the heart to reprogram cells, may one day be an alternative to electronic pacemakers, researchers say.

From the NYTimes News-2014-7-16:20:6:1

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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B invites proposals for issues for publication in late 2015. (Jul 18).

From Eve to Evolution Darwin, Science and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America by K.Hamlin from Univ Chicago Press (Jul 17).

Phenotypic integration and modularity in plants and animals ed by W.Armbruster from the Royal Society (Jul 10).

The Evolution of Sex Determination by L.Beukeboom and N.Perrin from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 10).

One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life, by J.Archibald from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 9).

Plant Evolution by D.Crawford et al. from the Royal Society (Jul 3).

Primate Social Evolution by M.Pina and N.Gontier from Springer (Jun 28).

What cost mitochondria? by D.Aanen, J.Spelbrink, M.Beekman from the Royal Society (Jun 26).

Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution, by D.Livingstone. Johns Hopkins Univ Press (Jun 23).

The Trilobite Book: A visual Journey, by R.Levi-Setti. Univ Chicago Press (Jun 23).

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Jul 22 07:59The molecular evolution of the Qo motif - Wei-Chun Kao, Carola Hunte (GBE)
Jul 22 07:59The Coevolutionary Period of Wolbachia pipientis Infecting Drosophila ananassae and Its Impact on the Evolution of the Host Germline Stem Cell Regulating Genes - Jae Young Choi, Charles F. Aquadro (MBE)
Jul 22 07:59The scent of royalty: A P450 gene signals reproductive status in a social insect - Katharina Hoffmann, Johannes Gowin, Klaus Hartfelder, Judith Korb (MBE)
Jul 22 07:59On the complexity of chloroplast RNA metabolism: psaA trans-splicing can be bypassed in Chlamydomonas. - Linnka Lefebvre-Legendre, Livia Merendino, Cristian Rivier, Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont (MBE)
Jul 21 16:00Complete genome of a nonphotosynthetic cyanobacterium in a diatom reveals recent adaptations to an intracellular lifestyle - Takuro Nakayama et al. (PNAS)
Jul 21 16:00Evolutionary history of tuberculosis shaped by conserved mutations in the PhoPR virulence regulator - Jesûs Gonzalo-Asensio et al. (PNAS)

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