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Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators

Modern genetic tools have provided new details of how domestication changes animals as they become entwined with humans.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-27:20:6:2

No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt

With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-27:20:6:1

'Fossil' groundwater's modern secret

The deepest and oldest waters on Earth are not immune from contamination, warn scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-4-26:14:6:1

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The Metabolic Ghetto An Evolutionary Perspective on Nutrition, Power Relations and Chronic Disease, by J.C.K. Wells from Cambridge Univ Press (Apr 24).

Genomic Epidemiology conference in Barcelona. Registration now open. (Apr 18).

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development by W.Loging, from Cambridge Univ Press. (Apr 15).

Next Generation Systematics by P.Olson, J.Hughes, J.Cotton, from Cambridge Univ Press. (Apr 11).

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A competition to sequence a Pink Pigeon via PacBio. (Mar 24).

A competition to sequence a Sea Slug via PacBio. (Mar 24).

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Apr 28 08:00Single-copy genes as molecular markers for phylogenomic studies in seed plants - Zhen Li et al. (GBE)
Apr 28 08:00Molecular and functional bases of selection against a mutation bias in an RNA virus - Ignacio de la Higuera et al. (GBE)
Apr 28 08:00Comparative genomics of host-symbiont and free-living Oceanobacillus species - Anupam Kumar Mondal et al. (GBE)
Apr 28 08:00Genome mutational and transcriptional hotspots are traps for duplicated genes and sources of adaptations - Mario A. Fares, Beatriz Sabater-Muñoz, Christina Toft (GBE)
Apr 28 08:00Differential retention of gene functions in a secondary metabolite cluster - Hannah Reynolds et al. (MBE)
Apr 28 08:00Insights into ciliary genes and evolution from multi-level phylogenetic profiling - Yannis Nevers et al. (MBE)
Apr 27 12:00A-to-I RNA editing in the earliest-diverging eumetazoan phyla - Hagit T. Porath et al. (MBE)
Apr 27 12:00Recent sex chromosome divergence despite ancient dioecy in the willow Salix viminalis - Pascal Pucholt et al. (MBE)
Apr 27 12:00A generative angular model of protein structure evolution - Michael Golden et al. (MBE)
Apr 27 08:00Mitochondrial genome evolution and a novel RNA editing system in deep-branching heteroloboseids - Jiwon Yang et al. (GBE)
Apr 27 08:00Inferring rates and length-distributions of indels using approximate Bayesian computation - Eli Levy Karin et al. (GBE)
Apr 27 08:00The effects of CpG densities around transcription start sites on sex-biased gene expression in Poecilia reticulata - Katsunori Tamagawa, Takashi Makino, Masakado kawata (GBE)
Apr 27 08:00Genomic evidence that methanotrophic endosymbionts likely provide deep-sea Bathymodiolus mussels with a sterol intermediate in cholesterol biosynthesis - Kiyotaka Takishita et al. (GBE)
Apr 27 08:00Bayesian Inference of Allele-Specific Gene Expression Indicates Abundant cis-regulatory Variation in Natural Flycatcher Populations - Mi Wang, Severin Uebbing, Hans Ellegren (GBE)

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