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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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