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Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks

Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases andgeographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. So reportsa new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Ecology
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In evolution, 'house of cards' model wins

Using sophisticated modeling of genomic data from diverse species, Yale researchers have answered a longstanding question about which competing model of evolution works best.

dateMay 14, 2015 in Evolution
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Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest

The potato leafhopper is a tiny insect—barely half the size of a grain of rice—with a bright lime green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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