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A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.

From the NYTimes News-2017-9-25:8:5:1

Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.

From the NYTimes News-2017-9-21:14:6:4

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

From the BBC News-2017-9-21:14:6:1

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If you have avian genomes available please consider this request to utilise/share them. (Sep 14).

Computational Phylogenetics An Introduction to Designing Methods for Phylogeny Estimation, by T.Warnow, from Cambridge Univ Press --- available Jan 2018 --- (Sep 8).

Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution by Jonathan B. Losos from Penguin Random House (Sep 1).

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Sep 25 16:00Heterochronic truncation of odontogenesis in theropod dinosaurs provides insight into the macroevolution of avian beaks - Shuo Wang et al. (PNAS)
Sep 25 16:00Assortative mating and persistent reproductive isolation in hybrids - Molly Schumer et al. (PNAS)
Sep 25 08:00Sequence and structural diversity of mouse Y chromosomes - Andrew P Morgan, Pardo-Manuel de Villena Fernando (MBE)
Sep 25 08:00Evidence for the selective basis of transition to transversion substitution bias in two RNA viruses - Daniel M. Lyons, Adam S. Lauring (MBE)

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