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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

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Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

From the BBC News-2019-2-15:20:6:1


Basics: Everywhere in the Animal Kingdom, Followers of the Milky Way

As scientists learn more about milk’s evolution and compositional variations, they are redefining what used to be a signature characteristic of mammals.

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Population Genomics: Microorganisms ed by Om Rajora from Springer (Feb 8).

Journal of Molecular Evolution has been refreshed at the editorial and content level. The new Editor-in-Chief is David Liberles. (Jan 29).

Population Genomics: Concepts, Approaches and Applications ed by Om Rajora from Springer (Jan 28).

Great Insights of the Scientific Mind: Natural Selection by David Christopher Lane (Jan26).

Current Zoology is planning a special issue on social behaviour and evolution in the omics era. Abstract deadline Mar 1. Contact Jaime Grace (jgrace@bradley.edu) if interested. (Jan 22).

Epigenetic Processes and Evolution of Life by Jana Švorcová, Anton Markoš from CRC Press (Jan 19).

EcoEvoRxiv (EcoEvo “archive”) is a not-for-profit, online repository for research papers related to ecology, evolution and conservation. (Jan 14).

Transitions Between Sexual Systems: Understanding the Evolution of Hermaphroditism and Dieocy by Janet L. Leonard (Editor), from Springer (Jan 13).

Evolutionary Biology A Plant Perspective by Mitchell B. Cruzan from Oxford University Press (Jan 10).


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