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Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair

A comprehensive review on the diverse disciplines of nonhuman forensic genetics, just published in PLoS Genetics. Indeed, it is a fantastic collaboration with the lab of Antonio Amorim and Angel Carracedo: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006960    

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Heterogeneous recombination among Hepatitis B virus genotypes

A very interesting paper on heterogeneous recombination in Hepatitis B virus, just published in Infection, Genetics and Evolution http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567134817302721  

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Eco-evo classification of tumors

Nice to contribute to this consensus statement in Nature Reviews Cancer about classifying tumors according to their ecological and evolutionary features: http://go.nature.com/2fopLbX   

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Multiregional tumor trees are not phylogenies

Our comment about misusing multiregional trees in cancer is out:   Alves JA, Prieto T, Posada D. 2017. Multiregional tumor trees are not phylogenies. Trends in Cancer: 0.1016/j.trecan.2017.06.004   https://t.co/HVb8dVpi6O   Here we show that multiregional tumor trees built from bulk … Continue reading

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Iria’s research on the Spanish news

http://duvi.uvigo.es/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12289&Itemid=2 http://www.gciencia.com/mar/o-campus-do-mar-estudara-a-evolucion-xenetica-dos-peixes-anxo-ananos/)

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Juan de la Cierva postdocs are out

Spanish postdoctoral fellowships are out (google “Juan de la Cierva 2016″). If you are interested, want to work in cancer evolution (NGS analysis mainly), and can read some Spanish (sorry) let me know! David

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MINECO Excelence grant awarded to Iria Fernandez Silva!!

Iria Fernandez Silva was awarded a MINECO (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) grant to study speciation and hybridization of marine fishes. This research involves researchers from four different countries and combines genomics, ecology and behavioral observations to study the … Continue reading

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ERC Starting Grant for Jose Tubío!!

Jose Tubío just got an ERC Starting grant to study marine transmissible cancers!! This is fantastic news for the lab. The project is called “SCUBA CANCERS: Finding the genetic causes of contagious metastases under the sea” Really cool stuff! Some links: … Continue reading

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species tree review in barcode isse

Diego Mallo’s review on species trees in the open access theme issue “From DNA barcodes to biomes” compiled and edited by Paul DN Hebert, Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Peter M Hollingsworth is out. Access content online at bit.ly/PTB1702. The main TOC … Continue reading

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skink paper finally out!

Congrats to Sara for the final publication of her Seychelles skink paper !! It was a lot of work.     Rocha S, Perera A, Silva A, Posada D, Harris J. 2016. Evolutionary history of Trachylepis skinks from the Seychelles islands: introgressive hybridization, morphological … Continue reading

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