In the journals
Ratnaparkhe MB, T-H Lee, X Tan, X Wang, J Li, C Kim, LK Rainville, C Lemke, RO Compton, J Robertson, M Gallo, DJ Bertioli, and AH Paterson. 2014. Comparative and evolutionary analysis of major peanut allergen gene families. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu189.
The peanut allergen genes are interspersed with low-copy genes and transposable elements. Phylogenetic analyses revealed lineage-specific expansion and loss of low-copy genes between species and homoeologs.
Carroll SP, P Søgaard Jørgensen, MT Kinnison, CT Bergstrom, RF Denison, P Gluckman, TB Smith, SY Strauss, and BE Tabashnik. 2014. Applying evolutionary biology to address global challenges. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.1245993.
Two categories of evolutionary challenges result from escalating human impacts on the planet. The first arises from cancers, pathogens and pests that evolve too quickly, and the second from the inability of many valued species to adapt quickly enough.
Rougier NP, M Droettboom, PE Bourne. 2014. Ten simple rules for better figures. PLoS Computational Biology. 10(9): e1003833. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003833.
A more accurate definition for scientific visualization would be a graphical interface between people and data. In this short article, we do not pretend to explain everything about this interface … Instead we aim to provide a basic set of rules to improve figure design and to explain some of the common pitfalls.
In the news
“Instead of processing your items in a normal a loop, we’ll show you how to process all your items in parallel, spreading the work across multiple cores.”
“As of last week, I have officially survived my first year as a tenure-track assistant professor!”
“There are no national statistics about how many people are giving up on academic science, but an NPR analysis of NIH data found that 3,400 scientists lost their sustaining grants between 2012 and 2013.”