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DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty

New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.

From the BBC News-2018-2-19:14:6:1


Genes remain active after death

Cells continue to function even after an individual dies, a discovery that could be developed into a forensic tool.

From the BBC News-2018-2-13:14:6:1


Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Study of an Amazon fish has challenged ideas about how DNA gathers deadly mutations over time.

From the BBC News-2018-2-13:14:6:2


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Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development by K. Kampourakis from Prometheus Books (Feb 20).

Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology by A. Minelli from Cambridge Univ Press (Feb 15).

The New Evolutionary Sociology: Recent and Revitalized Theoretical and Methodological Approaches by J.H. Turner, R.S. Machalek from Routledge (Feb 7).

A special issue of the journal Life: Phyloinformatics Issue with a submission dealine of Feb 28. (Feb 1).

Comparative Social Evolution, ed D.R. Rubenstein and P. Abbot from Cambridge Univ Press (Jan 26).

Deep Homology Uncanny Similarities of Humans and Flies Uncovered by Evo-Devo, by Lewis I. Held, Jr from Cambridge Univ Press (Jan 21).


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SELECTED FORTHCOMING ARTICLES

Articles added in the last three days:

Feb 22 08:00Influence of effective population size on genes under varying levels of selection pressure - Sankar Subramanian (GBE)
Feb 21 12:00Genetic diversity on the sex chromosomes - Melissa A Wilson Sayres (GBE)
Feb 21 12:00GC content of early metazoan genes and its impact on gene expression levels in mammalian cell lines - Ismail Sahin Gul et al. (GBE)
Feb 21 12:00Modeling interactions between transposable elements and the plant epigenetic response: a surprising reliance on element retention - Kyria Roessler, Alexandros Bousios, Esteban Meca, Brandon S Gaut (GBE)
Feb 21 12:00Divergent evolutionary trajectories of two young, homomorphic, and closely related sex chromosome systems - Benjamin L S Furman, Ben J Evans (GBE)
Feb 21 08:00RADpainter and fineRADstructure: population inference from RADseq data - Milan Malinsky, Emiliano Trucchi, Daniel John Lawson, Daniel Falush (MBE)
Feb 21 08:00Using genotype abundance to improve phylogenetic inference - William S DeWitt et al. (MBE)
Feb 21 08:00Recently evolved tumor suppressor transcript TP73-AS1 functions as sponge of human-specific miR-941 - Haiyang Hu et al. (MBE)
Feb 20 20:00Genomic evidence of widespread admixture from polar bears into brown bears during the last ice age - James A Cahill et al. (MBE)

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