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Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

From the BBC News-2015-1-29:8:5:1

VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

From the BBC News-2015-1-29:8:5:2

Ancient Skull Adds New Insight to Story of Human Evolution

Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old fossil skull that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.

From the NYTimes News-2015-1-28:14:6:1

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Ghost Stories for Darwin The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity by B. Subramaniam from Univ Illinois Press (Jan 26).

Arrival of of the Fittest Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle by A. Wagner from Penguin (Jan 26).

Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by D.Emlen from Holt, NY (Jan 19).

Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now, ed R.Edens-Meier and P.Bernhardt from Univ Chicago Press (Jan 19).

The new journal Nature Plants features papers relevant to plant evolutionary biology. (Jan 8).

The Tree of Life; Evolution and Classification of Living Organism, by P. Vargas & R. Zardoya, Eds. from Sinauer Associates (Dec 29).

Dodging Extinction; Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth, by A.Barnosky, from Univ California Press (Dec 29).

In Search of Cell History; The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks, by F.Harold, from Univ Chicago Press (Dec 29).

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Jan 29 08:00The role of DNA insertions in phenotypic differentiation between humans and other primates - EHB Hellen, AD Kern (GBE)
Jan 29 08:00A Complex Interplay of Tandem- and Whole Genome Duplication Drives Expansion of the L-type Lectin Receptor Kinase Gene Family in the Brassicaceae - Johannes A. Hofberger, David L. Nsibo, Francine Govers, Klaas Bouwmeester, M. Eric Schranz (GBE)
Jan 29 08:00Exploring the Limits for Reduction of Plastid Genomes: a Case Study of the Mycoheterotrophic Orchids Epipogium aphyllum and Epipogium roseum. - MI Schelkunov et al. (GBE)
Jan 29 08:00Evolutionary histories of transposable elements in the genome of the largest living marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil - Susanne Gallus et al. (MBE)
Jan 28 08:00Reinforcing the egg-timer: Recruitment of novel Lophotrochozoa homeobox genes to early and late development in the Pacific oyster - Jordi Paps, Fei Xu, Guofan Zhang, Peter W.H. Holland (GBE)
Jan 28 08:00Evidence for active maintenance of phylotranscriptomic hourglass patterns in animal and plant embryogenesis - Hajk-Georg Drost, Alexander Gabel, Ivo Grosse, Marcel Quint (MBE)
Jan 28 08:00Functional organization of the genome may shape the species boundary in the house mouse - Václav Janoušek, Pavel Munclinger, Liuyang Wang, Katherine C. Teeter, Priscilla K. Tucker (MBE)
Jan 28 08:00Determining the null model for detecting adaptive convergence from genomic data: a case study using echolocating mammals - Gregg W.C. Thomas, Matthew W. Hahn (MBE)
Jan 28 08:00No genome-wide protein sequence convergence for echolocation - Zhengting Zou, Jianzhi Zhang (MBE)
Jan 27 12:00Adaptive Evolution of Formyl Peptide Receptors in Mammals - Yoshinori Muto et al. (JME)

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