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Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans' Rise

From a burial site in Cameroon, archaeologists recovered human genetic material dating as far back as 8,000 years.

From the NYTimes News-2020-1-22:20:6:1

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'

A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.

From the BBC News-2020-1-17:8:5:1

Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

It's not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.

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Evolutionary Neuropsychology: An Introduction to the Evolution of the Structures and Functions of the Human Brain by Frederick L Coolidge, from Oxford University Press (Jan 18).

Statistical Population Genomics, ed. by Julien Y. Dutheil from Springer US. (Jan 11).

Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca, Volume Two by Winston Frank Ponder, David R. Lindberg, et al. from CRC Press. (Jan 5).

Female Control: Sexual Selection by Cryptic Female Choice (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology) by William Eberhard, from Princeton University Press (Dec 28).

Sperm Competition and Its Evolutionary Consequences in the Insects (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology) by Leigh W. Simmons, from Princeton University Press (Dec 21).

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Jan 23 12:00The genome of the great gerbil reveals species-specific duplication of an MHCII gene - Pernille Nilsson et al. (GBE)
Jan 23 12:00Can green algal plastid genome size be explained by DNA repair mechanisms? - David Roy Smith (GBE)
Jan 23 12:00Molecular evolution of the glutathione S-transferase family in the Bemisia tabaci species complex - Ofer Aidlin Harari et al. (GBE)
Jan 23 12:00Genomic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates and construction of a Beijing lineage reference genome - Woei-Fuh Wang et al. (GBE)
Jan 21 20:00An evolutionary switch from sibling rivalry to sibling cooperation, caused by a sustained loss of parental care - Darren Rebar, Nathan W. Bailey, Benjamin J. M. Jarrett, Rebecca M. Kilner (PNAS)
Jan 21 20:00Tradeoffs in the evolution of plant farming by ants - Guillaume Chomicki, Gudrun Kadereit, Susanne S. Renner, E. Toby Kiers (PNAS)
Jan 21 20:00Functional variants of DOG1 control seed chilling responses and variation in seasonal life-history strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana - Alejandra Martínez-Berdeja et al. (PNAS)
Jan 21 12:00Comparative genomics identifies putative signatures of sociality in spiders - Chao Tong et al. (GBE)
Jan 21 12:00Evolutionary dynamics of abundant 7 bp satellites in the genome of Drosophila virilis - Jullien M Flynn, Manyuan Long, Rod A Wing, Andrew G Clark (MBE)
Jan 21 12:00Evolution of transcriptional repressors impacts Caenorhabditis vulval development - Helen M Chamberlin et al. (MBE)
Jan 21 12:00The genomes of the livebearing fish species Poeciliopsis retropinna and Poeciliopsis turrubarensis reflect their different reproductive strategies - Henri van Kruistum et al. (MBE)

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