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First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

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Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.

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F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.

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The Evolution of Memory Systems Ancestors, Anatomy, and Adaptations. By E. Murray, S. Wise and K. Graham from Oxford University Press (Nov 6).

Genetics Genes, genomes and evolution. By P. Meneely, R. Dawes Hoang, I.N. Okeke and K. Heston, from Oxford University Press (Oct 30).

Challenging the Modern Synthesis Adaptation, Development and Inheritance. Edited by P. Huneman and D. Walsh from Oxford University Press (Oct 20).

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Nov 17 12:00Out of Southern East Asia of the Brown Rat Revealed by Large-Scale Genome Sequencing - Lin Zeng et al. (MBE)
Nov 17 12:00Landscape of DNA methylation on the marsupial X - Shafagh A Waters et al. (MBE)
Nov 17 12:00Origin and Evolution of the Bartonella Gene Transfer Agent - Daniel Tamarit et al. (MBE)
Nov 15 12:00An Overlooked Paleotetraploidization in Cucurbitaceae - Jinpeng Wang et al. (MBE)
Nov 15 12:00Genome-Wide Analysis of Starvation-Selected Drosophila melanogaster—A Genetic Model of Obesity - Christopher M Hardy et al. (MBE)
Nov 15 08:00Structure related differences between cytochrome oxidase I proteins in a stable heteroplasmic mitochondrial system - David O F Skibinski et al. (GBE)
Nov 15 08:00Human accelerated regions and other human-specific sequence variations in the context of evolution and their relevance for brain development - Anastasia Levchenko, Alexander Kanapin, Anastasia Samsonova, Raul Gainetdinov (GBE)
Nov 15 08:00The Polyphyletic Origins of Primase-Helicase Bifunctional Proteins - Ankita Gupta et al. (JME)
Nov 15 08:00The effect of non-reversibility on inferring rooted phylogenies - Svetlana Cherlin et al. (MBE)

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