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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


Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.

From the BBC News-2014-8-28:20:6:2


DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.

From the BBC News-2014-8-28:20:6:1


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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).

From Eve to Evolution Darwin, Science and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America by K.Hamlin from Univ Chicago Press (Jul 17).


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Aug 30 12:00Genomic Signatures of Distributive Conjugal Transfer among Mycobacteria - Tatum D. Mortimer, Caitlin S. Pepperell (GBE)
Aug 30 08:00Evidence for deep regulatory similarities in early developmental programs across highly diverged insects - Majid Kazemian et al. (GBE)
Aug 29 08:00Molecular Phylogeny of Sequenced Saccharomycetes Reveals Polyphyly of the Alternative Yeast Codon Usage - Stefanie Mühlhausen, Martin Kollmar (GBE)
Aug 29 08:00Microsporidian genomes harbour a diverse array of transposable elements that demonstrate an ancestry of horizontal exchange with metazoans - Nicolas Parisot et al. (GBE)
Aug 29 08:00Evidence for the retention of two evolutionary distinct plastids in dinoflagellates with diatom endosymbionts - Elisabeth Hehenberger, Behzad Imanian, Fabien Burki, Patrick J. Keeling (GBE)
Aug 29 08:00Investigating the path of plastid genome degradation in an early-transitional clade of heterotrophic orchids, and implications for heterotrophic angiosperms - Craig F. Barrett et al. (MBE)
Aug 29 08:00A test for ancient selective sweeps and an application to candidate sites in modern humans - Fernando Racimo, Martin Kuhlwilm, Montgomery Slatkin (MBE)
Aug 29 08:00Genetic differentiation of hypothalamus parentally biased transcripts in populations of the house mouse implicate the Prader-Willi syndrome imprinted region as a possible source of behavioral divergence - Anna Lorenc, Miriam Linnenbrink, Inka Montero, Markus B. Schilhabel, Diethard Tautz (MBE)
Aug 29 08:00Standing genetic variation drives repeatable experimental evolution in outcrossing populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Molly K. Burke, Gianni Liti, Anthony D. Long (MBE)
Aug 28 08:00Conserved temporal patterns of microRNA expression in Drosophila support a developmental hourglass model - Maria Ninova, Matthew Ronshaugen, Sam Griffiths-Jones (GBE)
Aug 28 08:00Six subgroups and extensive recent duplications characterize the evolution of the eukaryotic tubulin protein family - Peggy Findeisen et al. (GBE)
Aug 28 08:00Gene transfers shaped the evolution of de novo NAD+ biosynthesis in eukaryotes - Chad M. Ternes, Gerald Schönknecht (GBE)
Aug 28 07:59Evolutionary origin and diversification of epidermal barrier proteins in amniotes - Bettina Strasser et al. (MBE)
Aug 28 07:59A transcriptomic approach to ribbon worm systematics (Nemertea): resolving the Pilidiophora problem - Sónia C. S. Andrade et al. (MBE)

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