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Can a DNA Database Save the Shrinking Forests of the Earth? These Scientists Hope So.

They hope to fight the thriving black markets for illegally logged timber.

From the NYTimes News-2018-6-22:14:6:1

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

From the BBC News-2018-6-21:20:6:1

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process

From the NYTimes News-2018-6-21:14:6:1

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The Evolution of Life by Graham Bell from Oxford Univ Press (Jun 22).

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by B. Nye from St.Martin's Press (Jun 20).

Darwin's Fossils, The collection that shaped the theory of evolution, by Adrian Lister from Natural History Museum (Jun 6).

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits by B.Walsh and M.Lynch is now available for pre-order. Oxford Univ Press (Jun 1).

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer, from Penguin Random House (May 24).

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Jun 23 08:00Concurrent Duplication of Drosophila Cid and Cenp-C Genes Resulted in Accelerated Evolution and Male Germline-Biased Expression of the New Copies - José R. Teixeira et al. (JME)
Jun 22 08:00Presence-absence polymorphisms of highly expressed FP sequences contribute to fluorescent polymorphisms in Acropora digitifera - Shiho Takahashi-Kariyazono, Kazuhiko Sakai, Yohey Terai (GBE)
Jun 22 08:00Assortment of flowering time and immunity alleles in natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations suggests immunity and vegetative lifespan strategies coevolve - Shirin Glander et al. (GBE)
Jun 21 12:00Estimating timetrees with MEGA and the TimeTree resource - Beatriz Mello (MBE)
Jun 21 08:00Genes Relocated Between Drosophila Chromosome Arms Evolve Under Relaxed Selective Constraints Relative to Non-Relocated Genes - Margaret L. I. Hart et al. (JME)
Jun 20 12:00In cold blood: compositional bias and positive selection drive the high evolutionary rate of vampire bats mitochondrial genomes - Fidel Botero-Castro et al. (GBE)
Jun 20 12:00Patterns of conservation and diversification in the fungal polarization network - Eveline T Diepeveen et al. (GBE)
Jun 20 12:00Global rate variation in bony vertebrates - Naoko Takezaki (GBE)
Jun 20 12:00Rates and patterns of mutation in tandem repetitive DNA in six independent lineages of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - Jullien M Flynn, Sarah E Lower, Daniel A Barbash, Andrew G Clark (GBE)
Jun 20 12:00The domestication of a large DNA virus by the wasp Venturia canescens involves targeted genome reduction through pseudogenization - M Leobold et al. (GBE)

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