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Scientists Report Advance in 'Therapeutic Cloning'

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

From the NYTimes News-2014-4-18:8:5:1

Matter: Plants That Practice Genetic Engineering

Long ago, a new paper suggests, a fern took a useful gene from a neighboring hornwort, an acquisition that allowed ferns to thrive in shade.

From the NYTimes News-2014-4-17:14:6:1

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

From the BBC News-2014-4-16:8:5:1

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Developing Scaffolds in Evoltuion, Culture and Cognition ed. by L.Caporael from MIT Press. (Apr 18).

More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution by D.Bickerton from Harvard Univ Press (Apr 18).

Neanderthal Man: In search of lost genomics, by S.Paabo from Basic Books. (Mar 21).

Sex Itself: The search for male and female in the human genome, by S.Richardson from Univ Chicago Press. (Mar 21).

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Bryan Clarke FRS has passed. (Mar 10).

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Apr 19 12:00Genome comparison of Candida orthopsilosis clinical strains reveals the existence of hybrids between two distinct subspecies - Leszek P. Pryszcz, Tibor Németh, Attila Gacser, Toni Gabaldón (GBE)
Apr 19 12:00Positive Selection on MHC Class II DRB and DQB Genes in the Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus) - Kristin Scherman, Lars Råberg, Helena Westerdahl (JME)
Apr 19 08:00Bayesian estimation of nonsynonymous/synonymous rate ratios for pairwise sequence comparisons - Konstantinos Angelis, Mario dos Reis, Ziheng Yang (MBE)
Apr 19 08:00Platyzoan paraphyly based on phylogenomic data supports a non-coelomate ancestry of Spiralia. - Torsten H. Struck et al. (MBE)

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