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Malaria Has Driven Evolution In Humans And Baboons Alike

Malaria, a strong evolutionary pressure in humans, has also shaped the baboon genome, new research says. Each year at least 350 million people around the world are infected by malaria parasites.  More than one million people, mainly young children, succumb to the disease.  But these numbers would be even ...

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Benvinguts a Barcelona: Part 2

Last month I had the opportunity to go to the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution conference in the striking city of Barcelona. This is the premiere conference for geneticists studying evolution in everything from bacteria to fruit flies, weeds, worms and our favorite model organism, humans! This is a ...

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