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The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data

At a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces formidable obstacles.

From the NYTimes News-2018-3-19:8:5:1

Changing environment influenced human evolution

New evidence from Kenya suggests that local climate change drove early human innovation.

From the BBC News-2018-3-15:20:6:1

John E. Sulston, 75, Dies; Found Clues to Genes in a Worm

After putting a roundworm under a microscope, Dr. Sulston shared a Nobel Prize in 2002 for discoveries on how organisms develop.

From the NYTimes News-2018-3-15:20:6:2

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Bioinformatics for Evolutionary Biologists: A Problems Approach by B. Haubold, A. Börsch-Haubold from Springer (Mar 14).

Rethinking Human Evolution edited by J.H. Schwartz from The MIT Press (Mar 7).

Systems Evolutionary Biology: Biological Network Evolution Theory, Stochastic Evolutionary Game Strategies, and Applications to Systems Synthetic Biology by B.-S. Chen from Elsevier Press (Mar 3).

Royal Society Publishing - Philosophical Transactions B - From DNA barcodes to biomes compiled and edited by Paul D N Hebert, Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Peter M Hollingsworth. This issue is now completely FREE to access here. (Feb 27).

Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development by K. Kampourakis from Prometheus Books (Feb 20).

Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology by A. Minelli from Cambridge Univ Press (Feb 15).

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Mar 19 08:00Contracted genes and dwarfed plastome in mycoheterotrophic Sciaphila thaidanica (Triuridaceae, Pandanales) - G Petersen, A Zervas, H Æ Pedersen, O Seberg (GBE)
Mar 19 08:00Evolutionary interplay between symbiotic relationships and patterns of signal peptide gain and loss - Peter Hönigschmid et al. (GBE)
Mar 19 08:00Patterns of population variation in two paleopolyploid eudicot lineages suggest that dosage-based selection on homeologs is long-lived - Yue Hao et al. (GBE)
Mar 19 08:00Signatures of DNA methylation across insects suggest reduced DNA methylation levels in Holometabola - Panagiotis Provataris et al. (GBE)
Mar 19 08:00Horizontal Gene Transfer Building Prokaryote Genomes: Genes Related to Exchange Between Cell and Environment are Frequently Transferred - Apuã C. M. Paquola et al. (JME)
Mar 19 08:00Application of Chloroplast Phylogenomics to Resolve Species Relationships Within the Plant Genus Amaranthus - Erika Viljoen et al. (JME)
Mar 19 08:00The birth and death of olfactory receptor gene families in mammalian niche adaptation - Graham M Hughes et al. (MBE)
Mar 19 08:00Viral fitness correlates with the magnitude and direction of the perturbation induced in the host's transcriptome: the tobacco etch potyvirus - tobacco case study - Héctor Cervera et al. (MBE)

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