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Matter: How the Brown Rat Conquered New York City (and Every Other One, Too)

Brown rats were confined to Asia until 300 years ago, a DNA study found. Then European colonizers helped them take over the world.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-27:14:6:1

H.I.V. Arrived in the U.S. Long Before ‘Patient Zero’

The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-26:14:6:1

Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia

A parrot fossil has been discovered in Siberia - the furthest north these birds have ever been found.

From the BBC News-2016-10-26:8:5:1

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The Systems View of Life by F.Capra, P.Luisi from Cambridge Univ Press. (Oct 19).

Bayer is looking for a grad scholar to do microbial genomics, machine learning. (Oct 18).

A Science Religion Focus group is looking for natural scientists for focus group meetings in London. (Oct 20).

Plant Systematics by W.Judd and C.Campbell, from Sinauer Inc. (Oct 11).

Fully open access, Special Issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled "From DNA barcodes to biomes" ed by P.Hebert, M.Hajibabaei, P.Hollingsworth from Royal Society. (Oct 4).

Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomicsby J.Momand, A.McCurdy from Oxford Univ Press. (Sept 28).

An Introduction to Conservation Biology by R.Primack, A.Sher from Sinauer. (Sept 24).

Neoliberal Ebola: Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm, ed by R.G.Wallace and R.Wallace, from Springer (Sept 20).

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Articles added in the last three days:

Oct 26 12:00The evolution of haploid chromosome numbers in the sunflower family - Lucie Mota, Rubén Torices, João Loureiro (GBE)
Oct 26 12:00Comparative Phylogenomic Assessment of Mitochondrial Introgression among Several Species of Chipmunks (TAMIAS) - Brice A. J. Sarver et al. (GBE)
Oct 26 12:00Complex evolutionary dynamics of massively expanded chemosensory receptor families in an extreme generalist chelicerate herbivore - Phuong Cao Thi Ngoc et al. (GBE)
Oct 26 12:00The last common ancestor of most bilaterian animals possessed at least 9 opsins - MD Ramirez et al. (GBE)
Oct 26 08:00A portrait of ribosomal DNA contacts with Hi-C reveals 5S and 45S rDNA anchoring points in the folded human genome - Shoukai Yu, Bernardo Lemos (GBE)
Oct 25 12:00Interval singing links to phenotypic quality in a songbird - Heinz Richner (PNAS)
Oct 25 08:00Systematic profiling of short tandem repeats in the cattle genome - Lingyang Xu et al. (GBE)
Oct 25 08:00Expression variations of miRNAs and mRNAs in rice (Oryza sativa) - Ming Wen et al. (GBE)

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