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Tiny, Vast Windows Into Human DNA

In the fruit fly and the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists have found a choreography of genes strikingly similar to human DNA, with the potential for insights into genetic disorders.

From the NYTimes News-2014-9-1:20:6:1

Dot Earth Blog: The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now

Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species' vanishing.

From the NYTimes News-2014-9-1:14:6:1

New Study Offers Clues To Swift Arctic Extinction

A study seems to rule out assimilation as the reason for the sudden disappearance of the Paleo-Eskimo population that thrived alone for more than 4,000 years.

From the NYTimes News-2014-8-28:20:6:3

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The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex, by J.Long from Univ Chicago Press. (Sep 2).

The Journal of Heredity announces a special issue on Speciation freely available online.(Aug 23).

The summer Newsletter of the Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE) is now available. (Aug 7).

Speciation: Natural Processes, Genetics and Biodiversity ed by P.Michalak from Nova (Aug 3).

One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life, by J.Archibald from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 28).

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B invites proposals for issues for publication in late 2015. (Jul 18).

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Articles added in the last three days:

Sep 2 16:00Evolution of Drosophila sex comb length illustrates the inextricable interplay between selection and variation - Juan N. Malagón et al. (PNAS)
Sep 2 16:00Transcriptome profiling reveals mosaic genomic origins of modern cultivated barley - Fei Dai et al. (PNAS)
Sep 1 11:59Life Origination Hydrate Theory (LOH-Theory) and the Explanation of the Biological Diversification - Victor E. Ostrovskii, Elena A. Kadyshevich (JME)
Sep 1 11:59The Relative Ages of Eukaryotes and Akaryotes - David Penny et al. (JME)
Sep 1 11:59Purine Biosynthetic Intermediate-Containing Ribose-Phosphate Polymers as Evolutionary Precursors to RNA - Harold S. Bernhardt, Roger K. Sandwick (JME)
Sep 1 08:00A complex distribution of elongation family GTPases EF1A and EFL in basal alveolate lineages - Kirill V. Mikhailov et al. (GBE)
Sep 1 08:00Tuning properties of avian and frog bitter taste receptors dynamically fit gene repertoire sizes. - Maik Behrens, Sigrun Korsching, Wolfgang Meyerhof (MBE)

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