A dominant evolutionary theme emerges to better predict clinical outcomes for cancer
Despite the decades long battle since the 'war on cancer' was first declared, major breakthroughs toward improving clinical outcomes have remained elusive. Now, with advanced sequencing, scientists have increasingly entered the fray from an evolutionary perspective toward cancer in the hope ... more
High doses of antibiotics may have the potential to promote increased cross-resistance
Antibiotic resistance has become an increasing public health concern, with MRSA infections and last lines of antibiotic drug treatments having to be increasingly deployed in hospitals and clinics.
In Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oz, et. al., utilized an experimental evolution approach t ... more
New sequencing tools give up close look at yeast evolution
The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes. It is also one of the most important model organisms in molecular biology and gene ... more