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Observatory: Mutation Reduces Pregnancy Complications for Africa's Khoe-San People

The gene variant can alter the formation of the placenta, resulting in larger, healthier babies, a study shows.

From the NYTimes News-2015-8-24:20:6:1


GM trees 'strangled' by red tape

US researchers say it has become "virtually impossible" to plant genetically modified trees in any part of the world.

From the BBC News-2015-8-21:8:5:1


John Henry Holland, Who Computerized Evolution, Dies at 86

Dr. Holland developed computer codes, which he called genetic algorithms, that mimicked evolutionary processes by mating and mutating possible solutions.

From the NYTimes News-2015-8-20:8:5:1


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Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory An Introduction by J.Marshall from Princeton Univ Press (Aug 24).

Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, by R.Francis from Norton (Aug 24).

Evolution: Making Sense of Life, 2nd Edition, by C.Zimmer and D.Emlen from Roberts & Co. (Aug 12).

Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook by Tiago Antao. (Jul 7).

Intl_J_Genomics has a call for Conservation Genomics papers. (Jun 22).

Biocode: The New Age of Genomics, by D.Field & N.Davies from Oxford Univ Press. (Jun 18).


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