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Fossils Show Big Bug Ruled the Seas 460 Million Years Ago

Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.

From the NYTimes News-2015-9-1:8:5:1

Replacing Pesticides With Genetics

Scientists have genetically modified thousands of diamondback moths, infusing the farm pests with DNA designed to kill female larvae.

From the NYTimes News-2015-8-31:14:6:1

Observatory: Mutation Reduces Pregnancy Complications for Africa's Khoe-San People

The gene variant can alter the formation of the placenta, resulting in larger, healthier babies, a study shows.

From the NYTimes News-2015-8-24:20:6:1

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August Weismann Development, Heredity, and Evolution, by F.Churchill from Harvard Univ Press (Aug 31).

When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time, by M.Benton from Thames and Hudson (Aug 31).

Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory An Introduction by J.Marshall from Princeton Univ Press (Aug 24).

Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, by R.Francis from Norton (Aug 24).

Evolution: Making Sense of Life, 2nd Edition, by C.Zimmer and D.Emlen from Roberts & Co. (Aug 12).

Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook by Tiago Antao. (Jul 7).

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Sep 1 20:00Seahorse brood pouch transcriptome reveals common genes associated with vertebrate pregnancy - Camilla M. Whittington, Oliver W. Griffith, Weihong Qi, Michael B. Thompson, Anthony B. Wilson (MBE)
Aug 31 16:00The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift - Ester Gaya et al. (PNAS)
Aug 31 16:00Insect's intestinal organ for symbiont sorting - Tsubasa Ohbayashi et al. (PNAS)

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