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Sinosphere: World's Biggest Animal Cloning Center Set for '16 in a Skeptical China

The companies behind it, Boyalife Group and Soaam Biotech, must contend with consumers in a country where food safety is a near obsession.

From the NYTimes News-2015-11-28:14:6:1

Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals

New techniques have made previously impossible goals fast and cheap enough for many to find worth pursuing.

From the NYTimes News-2015-11-27:8:5:1

Spider web gives up DNA secrets

Spiders - and their prey - can be identified from the DNA they leave behind stuck on webs, say US scientists.

From the BBC News-2015-11-26:8:5:1

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Grant for genomics research; $1500.00 is available to apply for. (Nov 24).

Cuvier's History of the Natural Sciences Nineteen Lessons on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by T. Pietsch, Ed., from Univ Chicago Press (Nov 22).

Nature is seeking to recruit editors to join Nature Ecology. Application deadline November 29th. (Nov 13).

Nature is seeking to recruit editors to join Nature Ecology and Evolution. Application deadline November 30th. (Nov 13).

Royal Society Phil. Tranactions has three special issues that are free for November. (Nov 5).

Call for papers for a special issue on Genomics of Marine Invertebrates. (Nov 3).

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution by K.Dial, N.Shubin, E.Brainerd Eds, from Univ Chicago Press (Oct 29).

The Annihilation of Nature; Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals by G.Ceballos, A.Ehrlich, P.Ehrlich Eds, from Johns Hopkins Univ Press (Oct 29).

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Nov 28 12:00Direct estimate of the spontaneous mutation rate uncovers the effects of drift and recombination in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plastid genome - Rob W. Ness, Susanne A. Kraemer, Nick Colegrave, Peter D. Keightley (MBE)
Nov 28 12:00Comparative genomics of candidate phylum TM6 suggests that parasitism is widespread and ancestral in this lineage - Yun Kit Yeoh, Yuji Sekiguchi, Donovan H. Parks, Philip Hugenholtz (MBE)
Nov 28 08:00The pangenome of the Anticarsia gemmatalis multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV) - Anderson Fernandes de Brito et al. (GBE)
Nov 28 08:00Genome analysis of structure-function relationships in respiratory complex I, an ancient bioenergetic enzyme - Mauro Degli Esposti (GBE)
Nov 28 08:00Assessing the Unseen Bacterial Diversity in Microbial Communities - Alejandro Caro-Quintero, Howard Ochman (GBE)
Nov 28 08:00Bulk segregant analysis reveals the genetic basis of a natural trait variation in fission yeast - Wen Hu, Fang Suo, Li-Lin Du (GBE)
Nov 28 08:00Genome-wide analysis of evolutionary markers of human influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and A(H3N2) viruses may guide selection of vaccine strain candidates - Sergei S. Belanov et al. (GBE)
Nov 28 08:00The Physarum polycephalum Genome Reveals Extensive Use of Prokaryotic Two-component and Metazoan-type Tyrosine Kinase Signaling - Pauline Schaap et al. (GBE)
Nov 27 08:00Low temperature adaptation is not the opposite process of high temperature adaptation in terms of changes in amino acid composition - Ling-Ling Yang, Shu-Kun Tang, Ying Huang, Xiao-Yang Zhi (GBE)
Nov 27 08:00Extensive admixture and selective pressure across the Sahel Belt - Petr Triska et al. (GBE)
Nov 27 08:00Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistant Escherichia coli of Animal Origin Spreading in Humans - David Skurnik et al. (MBE)
Nov 27 08:00Population structure shapes copy number variation in malaria parasites - Ian H. Cheeseman et al. (MBE)

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