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Genes Influence Ebola Infections in Mice, Study Suggests

For the first time, scientists have bred mice that developed Ebola infections resembling those in humans and found that genes affect how the animals react to the virus.

From the NYTimes News-2014-10-30:20:6:1

Matter: From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today

New studies of genomes thousands of years old have allowed scientists to see bits of history playing out over time, revealing that Europeans today have genes from three very different populations.

From the NYTimes News-2014-10-30:14:6:1

Two genes linked with violent crime

Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.

From the BBC News-2014-10-28:8:5:1

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Oct 31 07:59Reassortment between Influenza B Lineages and the Emergence of a Coadapted PB1-PB2-HA Gene Complex - Gytis Dudas, Trevor Bedford, Samantha Lycett, Andrew Rambaut (MBE)
Oct 30 11:59Comparative genomics and transcriptomics analyses reveal divergent lifestyle features of nematode endoparasitic fungus Hirsutella minnesotensis - Yiling Lai et al. (GBE)
Oct 30 07:59Protein-protein interfaces from cytochrome c oxidase I evolve faster than nonbinding surfaces, yet negative selection is the driving force - Juan Carlos Aledo, Héctor Valverde, Manuel Ruíz-Camacho, Ian Morilla, Francisco Demetrio López (GBE)
Oct 29 15:59Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants - Norman J. Wickett et al. (PNAS)
Oct 29 07:59Microevolution of nematode miRNAs reveals diverse modes of selection - Richard Jovelin, Asher D. Cutter (GBE)
Oct 29 07:59The influence of selection for protein stability on dN/dS estimations - Pouria Dasmeh, Adrian W.R. Serohijos, Kasper P. Kepp, Eugene I. Shakhnovich (GBE)
Oct 29 07:59Conserved and Divergent Patterns of DNA Methylation in Higher Vertebrates - Ning Jiang et al. (GBE)
Oct 28 19:59Large scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of post-developmental novelty in honey bees - W. Cameron Jasper et al. (MBE)

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