SONJA PROHASKA- Comparative genomics: structure and evolution of HOX clusters 2007

Joint LERN/CEE Seminar   ‘Comparative genomics: structure and evolution of HOX clusters’   By   Sonja Prohaska   (Arizona State University & University of Leipzig)   Abstract: The Hox gene clusters underly phenomena of maintenance and rearrangement of their genomic structure suggesting yet unexplored selective constraints and changes thereof during the course of evolution. Non-coding…

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SIMON CONWAY MORRIS- Darwin’s Compass: Why evolution is very far from random 2007

  ‘Darwin’s Compass: Why evolution is very far from random’ By Simon Conway Morris (Cambridge Earth Sciences)   Abstract: Received wisdom is that evolution is effectively open-ended and inherently unpredictable. Jared Diamond points to the uniqueness of woodpeckers and extrapolates to the human, while on a yet wider stage Steven J. Gould famously claimed that…

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