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Jonathan Eisen has a post on his Tree of Life blog exhorting medical professionals to learn more about evolutionary biology than is offered in most med school settings. He offers a list of his top 10 reasons (which evolved to 11 on the way to posting) medical folks need to understand evolution, including: Epidemiology of infectious disease; antibiotic resistance; the human microbiome; and more.

 

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Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

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