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New software helps detect adaptive genetic mutations - Medical Xpress


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Using a new machine learning approach, researchers at Brown's Center for Computational Molecular Biology found adaptive mutations in metabolic genes in a group of African hunter-gatherers. One mutation the software found is closely linked …more ...

Renowned biologist gives Darwin Day genetics lecture - Stony Brook Statesman


Stony Brook Statesman
Hopi Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and curator of mammals in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, discussed scientist Charles Darwin, what he knew and what he didn't know at the Earth and Space Sciences Building ...

Finches from remote corners of New Guinea help solve an evolutionary puzzle - Phys.Org


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Michael Sorenson, a professor of biology, explains that the birds are an evolutionary anomaly: Despite their striking coloration differences, all 11 species are extremely closely related, suggesting that they evolved quickly and recently ...

Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches

Arlington - United States

Uses Darwin's Finches to illustrate the process, whereby species evolve rapidly to exploit empty niches.

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