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Cacti facing extinction, study warns

A global assessment concludes that almost one-third of cactus species face extinction due to unsustainable harvesting and illegal trade.

From the BBC News-2015-10-5:14:6:1

Mammal species outlived the dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered a species of ancient mammal that survived the event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

From the BBC News-2015-10-5:8:5:1

Eye Treatment Closes In on Being First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Spark Therapeutics said the treatment had allowed people with certain so-called inherited retinal dystrophies to maneuver in dimmer light than they could before.

From the NYTimes News-2015-10-5:8:5:2

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The Runes of Evolution, How the Universe Became Self-Aware by S.Conway Morris from Templeton (Oct 2).

Noise Matters, The Evolution of Communication, by R.Haven Wiley from Harvard Univ Press (Oct 2).

Intl Journal Genomics call for papers for an issue on conservation and genomic tools. (Sep 21).

Reticulate Evolution: Symbiogenesis, Lateral gene transfer, Hybridization and Infectious heredity, edited by N.Gontier from Springer (Sep 14).

Bioinformatics workshops available from Genialis this fall in europe. (Sep 11).

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology is soliciting manuscripts for review for a Focused Issue on: Early-life Effects on the Adult Phenotype. (Sep 3).

August Weismann Development, Heredity, and Evolution, by F.Churchill from Harvard Univ Press (Aug 31).

When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time, by M.Benton from Thames and Hudson (Aug 31).

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