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Two genes linked with violent crime

Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.

From the BBC News-2014-10-28:8:5:1

Paper test can detect Ebola strains

DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.

From the BBC News-2014-10-26:20:6:1

Dot Earth Blog: Can Genetics and Breeding Do for Cassava What They've Done For Corn?

Bill Gates explores non-GMO genetic research boosting corn and cassava yields.

From the NYTimes News-2014-10-23:14:6:3

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Tree of Life by P.Vargas & R.Zardoya, from Sinauer (Oct 28).

Mathematics for the Life Sciences by E.N.Bodine, S.Lenhart & L.J.Gross, from Princeton Univ Press. (Oct 9).

The Random Genetic Drift Fallacy by W.B.Provine is available from Amazon. (Sep 26).

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Conservation Science 2nd Ed by P.Kareiva & M.Marvier from Roberts Publ. (Sept 25)

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Oct 30 07:59Protein-protein interfaces from cytochrome c oxidase I evolve faster than nonbinding surfaces, yet negative selection is the driving force - Juan Carlos Aledo, Héctor Valverde, Manuel Ruíz-Camacho, Ian Morilla, Francisco Demetrio López (GBE)
Oct 29 15:59Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants - Norman J. Wickett et al. (PNAS)
Oct 29 07:59Microevolution of nematode miRNAs reveals diverse modes of selection - Richard Jovelin, Asher D. Cutter (GBE)
Oct 29 07:59The influence of selection for protein stability on dN/dS estimations - Pouria Dasmeh, Adrian W.R. Serohijos, Kasper P. Kepp, Eugene I. Shakhnovich (GBE)
Oct 29 07:59Conserved and Divergent Patterns of DNA Methylation in Higher Vertebrates - Ning Jiang et al. (GBE)
Oct 28 19:59Large scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of post-developmental novelty in honey bees - W. Cameron Jasper et al. (MBE)
Oct 27 15:59Algorithms, complexity, and the sciences - Christos Papadimitriou (PNAS)
Oct 27 15:59Cooperation and control in multiplayer social dilemmas - Christian Hilbe, Bin Wu, Arne Traulsen, Martin A. Nowak (PNAS)
Oct 27 15:59Defense mutualisms enhance plant diversification - Marjorie G. Weber, Anurag A. Agrawal (PNAS)
Oct 27 15:59Mating-type switching by chromosomal inversion in methylotrophic yeasts suggests an origin for the three-locus Saccharomyces cerevisiae system - Sara J. Hanson, Kevin P. Byrne, Kenneth H. Wolfe (PNAS)
Oct 27 11:59Concerted Evolution of Life Stage Performances Signals Recent Selection on Yeast Nitrogen Use - Sebastian Ibstedt et al. (MBE)

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