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New Tool to Fight Deadly Tsetse Fly

Sequencing the genome of one tsetse species took a decade, partly because tsetses have unusual biology and partly because of global health politics.

From the NYTimes News-2014-4-24:20:6:1

Vermont Will Require Labeling of Genetically Altered Foods

Vermont's approval was hailed by food-safety advocates. Meanwhile, the biotech industry has drafted federal legislation to pre-empt any such state initiatives.

From the NYTimes News-2014-4-24:8:5:2

Researchers See New Importance in Y Chromosome

Two surveys have reconstructed the full history of the shrunken male chromosome, which provides regulatory genes that play a role throughout the body.

From the NYTimes News-2014-4-24:8:5:1

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Inclusive Fitness: 50 years on, ed. by A.Gardner and S.A.West. This content can be accessed at http://bit.ly/PTB1642. More info (Apr 24).

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture and Cognition ed. by L.Caporael from MIT Press. (Apr 18).

More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution by D.Bickerton from Harvard Univ Press (Apr 18).

Neanderthal Man: In search of lost genomics, by S.Paabo from Basic Books. (Mar 21).

Sex Itself: The search for male and female in the human genome, by S.Richardson from Univ Chicago Press. (Mar 21).

The Journal of Heredity has waived pages charges for one 8 page article. (Mar 18).

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Apr 23 12:00Small homologous blocks in Phytophthora genomes do not point to an ancient whole-genome duplication - Jolien JE van Hooff, Berend Snel, Michael F Seidl (GBE)
Apr 23 12:00Frequent expansions of the bitter taste receptor gene repertoire during evolution of mammals in the Euarchontoglires clade - Takashi Hayakawa, Nami Suzuki-Hashido, Atsushi Matsui, Yasuhiro Go (MBE)
Apr 23 12:00Paralagous radiations of PIN proteins with multiple origins of non-canonical PIN structure - Tom Bennett et al. (MBE)
Apr 23 08:00How the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) breached the Canadian Rocky Mountains - Jasmine K Janes et al. (MBE)
Apr 22 16:00The Role of Fluoride in Montmorillonite-Catalyzed RNA Synthesis - Michael F. Aldersley, Prakash C. Joshi (JME)
Apr 22 12:00Exploration of sequence space as the basis of viral RNA genome segmentation - Elena Moreno et al. (PNAS)
Apr 22 12:00Exploring the Occurrence of Classic Selective Sweeps in Humans Using Whole-Genome Sequencing Data Sets - Maud Fagny et al. (MBE)
Apr 22 08:00Genomic Landscape of Human, Bat and Ex Vivo DNA Transposon Integrations - Rebeca Campos-Sánchez, Aurélie Kapusta, Cédric Feschotte, Francesca Chiaromonte, Kateryna D. Makova (MBE)

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