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News - What's happening of interest to evolutionary developmental biology

24 April 2008
The publication of the genome of Tribolium castaneum, the first beetle to be fully sequenced, is announced in Nature.

14 April 2008
In anticipation of the up-coming publication of the first beetle genome, DGE had dedicated an issue to Tribolium castaneum, with articles on segmentation, signaling, and eye development. [DGE]

8 April 2008
RadioLab, an excellent and humorous program of WNYC, exploring science and society, tackles bio-engineering. [Download MP3]

5 April 2008
The IGERT Symposium on Evolution, Development, and Genomics brings Greg Wray and Jerry Coyne together for a debate on the relative importance of cis-regulatory and protein sequence changes in evolution. Paul Myers covers the excitement on his blog, Pharyngula.

4 December 2007
Inhibition of the gene FoxP2 using RNA interference in the zebra finch demonstrates this gene's role in the learning of bird song. [PLoS Biology]

21 November 2007
A new species of gigantic eurypterid sea scorpion, Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, is described from a giant claw. [BBC News]

12 December 2007
Nature Reviews Genetics has a special focus section on evo-devo. [NRG Focus]

8 November 2007
The genome sequences of 12 Drosophila species is unveiled in Nature, providing unprecedented resources for comparative genomics. [News, Focus]

18 October 2007
The HapMap project reveals more human genetic variation and positive selection in distinct human populations. [Nature Reviews Genetics]

30 April 2007
Lonesome George, thought to be the last surviving individual giant tortoises of the species Geochelone abingdoni, native to the Galapagos island of Pinta, may have a relative on a neighboring island. [Current Biology; BBC News]

23 April 2007
The EvoDevo Discussion Group is now accessible via the EEBedia, Wiki page.

31 January 2007
The online mp3 archive of the complete text-to-audio translation of Darwin's Origin of Species is completed and available for free download.

1 January 2007
Plant geneticist Vivian Irish joins the editorial board of Evolution & Development.


Conferences - Up-coming meetings of potential interest to those in evo-devo and related feilds

IEDG 2008: Integrating Evolution, Development and Genomics 2008
May 28-30, 2008 - Berkeley, CA

Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)
June 5-8, 2008 - Barcelona, Spain

C. elegans Topic Meeting on Evolution
June 11-15, 2008 - Madison, Wisconsin

Evolution 2008
June 19-24, 2008 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

23rd International Congress of Entomology, including a tentatively planned session on the endocrinology and genetics of post-embryonic arthropod development
July 6-12, 2008 - Durban, South Africa

Twentieth International Congress of Genetics
July 12-17, 2008 - Berlin

Society for Developmental Biology, 67th Annual Meeting
including a session on Evolution and Diversity of Pattern
June 25-30, 2008 - Philadelphia

European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, 2nd Meeting
July 29 - August 1, 2008 - Ghent, Belgium

Workshop on Molecular Evolution
August 8-15, 2008 - Woods Hole

1st International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology
August 17-21, 2008 - Copenhagen

20th International Congress of Zoology
August 26-29, 2008 - Paris

International Symposium on Nonbilaterian Animal Model Organisms
October 17-20, 2008 - Jena, Germany

ICREA Conference on the Origin & Early Evolution of Metazoans
October 24-25, 2008 - Barcelona, Spain

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting
January 3-7, 2009 - Boston

An International Conference on the Cambrian Explosion, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Burgess Shale
August 3-7, 2009 - Banff, Alberta

 

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