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Blogger Pedro Beltrao at Public Rambling posts about protein evolution, specifically what determines the rate of evolution. He shows how bioinformatics is helping to tackle some of the harder problems, and cites several great papers that give an overall picture of translational robustness being the main driving force shaping protein evolutionary rates.

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