Welcome to the EvolDir
"Evolution Directory"


B.C. initiative aims to expand genetic screening for Ashkenazi Jewish people at risk of hereditary cancers

An imminent pilot project will study the prevalence of the BRCA mutations among Ashkenazi Jewish peoples in B.C. and aims to offer free, voluntary genetic testing to everyone with that heritage.

From the CBC News-2023-5-28:20:6:1

A new DNA tool helped crack a Montreal cold case. It could help solve others

From the CBC News-2023-5-27:20:6:1

This Dubai lab clones prized camels

Camel cloning is emerging as a big business in Dubai, where the animals are cherished and can earn huge sums in beauty and racing contests. The Reproductive Biotechnology Centre in Dubai replicates a few dozen camels a year - but the process is time-consuming with low success rates.

From the CBC News-2023-5-26:8:5:1

More Headlines ...

The EvolDir is directed toward evolutionary biologists, population biologists and scientists in related areas.

Reminder: the preferred use of EvolDir is for bulletins not discussions (for the latter see the USENET/Google groups).

The Gene's-Eye View of Evolution, by J. Arvid Agren, from Oxford University Press. (May 27).

Evolution Fifth Edition, by Douglas Futuyma and Mark Kirkpatrick, from Oxford University Press. (May 20).

Bioinformatics: An Introductory Textbook by Thomas Dandekar, Meik Kunz, from Springer Nature. (May 13).

Computational Life Sciences: Data Engineering and Data Mining for Life Sciences, by Jens Dörpinghaus et al., from Springer Nature. (May 6).

Please ensure that the EvolDir is 'whitelisted' with your email service providers. Repeated bounces stating that your email is blocked will result in the removal of your email from the EvolDir. You can check the website to ensure that you are receiving all emails.

Other notices of general interest can go here (including notices that may be commercial).


Files added in the last three days:

J_Heredity_May_2023_114:3                             72180 bytes     May 28 16:07

More Journal TOC's ...


Articles added in the last three days:

May 29 08:00Unraveling the Drivers of Tumorigenesis in the Context of Evolution: Theoretical Models and Bioinformatics Tools - Xunuo Zhu, Wenyi Zhao, Xun Gu (JME)
May 27 08:00Worker reproduction and caste polymorphism impact genome evolution and social genes across the ants - (GBE)
May 27 08:00Extreme Sensitivity of Fitness to Environmental Conditions: Lessons from #1BigBatch - Grant Kinsler, Kara Schmidlin, Kerry Geiler-Samerotte (JME)

More Forthcoming ...

The most recent EvolDir posting is shown here ...

Older messages are shown in the directories given below.

The most recent listing of people and e-mail addresses is here.

WorkshopsCourses Jobs
Conferences PostDocs Archive
GradStudentPositions Other Answers

last.day                1 KB        May 28 08:44
last.day-1             22 KB        May 27 08:51
last.day-2             31 KB        May 26 08:50
Mnth_Review.pdf       544 KB        May  1 00:25
Mnth_Review-1.pdf     746 KB        Apr  1 00:25
Mnth_Review-2.pdf     845 KB        Mar  1 08:42

Please note that if the above information is not displayed correctly, please make sure that you access this website via https://evol.mcmaster.ca/brian/evoldir.html or via https://evol.mcmaster.ca/evoldir.html.

This site is managed by Brian Golding. If you feel that you have something of interest to other evolutionary biologists please send me e-mail and I will put it on these pages. These pages are for evolutionary biologists (population genetics, and related fields). If there is a message that seems too distant to these purposes, it will be deleted or worse, edited at my discretion to read "the evolution of ...".

General INSTRUCTIONS are available for the EvolDir. It is my policy that commercial notices are not permitted except in the announcement section and at my discretion (send emails with the subject header "EvolDir -for announcement section" to me at Golding@McMaster.CA). SPAM of any sort is not tolerated but some may occassionally, but only temporally, escape me.

Thanks to Prof.Page the EvolDir is also available on Twitter.