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Can a DNA Database Save the Shrinking Forests of the Earth? These Scientists Hope So.

They hope to fight the thriving black markets for illegally logged timber.

From the NYTimes News-2018-6-22:14:6:1

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

From the BBC News-2018-6-21:20:6:1

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process

From the NYTimes News-2018-6-21:14:6:1

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The Evolution of Life by Graham Bell from Oxford Univ Press (Jun 22).

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by B. Nye from St.Martin's Press (Jun 20).

Darwin's Fossils, The collection that shaped the theory of evolution, by Adrian Lister from Natural History Museum (Jun 6).

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits by B.Walsh and M.Lynch is now available for pre-order. Oxford Univ Press (Jun 1).

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer, from Penguin Random House (May 24).

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