evolution

For Darwin

A US lawmaker introduces largely symbolic legislation to honor Charles Darwin, the Associated Press reports.

Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

Cephalopods with complex hunting, behavioral, and social behavior seem to adjust post-transcriptional processes to adapt to changing environments.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed 169 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from people with and without HIV infections.

Though they face challenges in sample collection, data analysis and storage, and funding, the EBP researchers are optimistic they will succeed.

Mutation and expression patterns in longitudinal, multifocal, and solitary tumor samples suggest glioblastoma follows a multiverse model of evolution.

Advantage, But Risk

Yale researchers find that autism risk-linked genes are also associated with increased cognitive ability, according to the Independent.

The Texas Board of Education has voted to alter its standards on teaching evolution, the Associated Press reports.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.