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I just read a post at Mario's Entangled Bank called "Running an Academic Lab Google Style". Some interesting ideas that I was aware of but had kind of forgotten. When I was a postdoc I had lots of strong views on how research should be...

I just received a copy of "Reading the story in DNA; a beginner's guide to molecular evolution" by Lindell Bromham, OUP 2008, ISBN: 978-0-19-929091-8I have only looked at it quickly but it is very impressive. I like the writing style. It is well produced. Figures...

I just scanned through a very interesting article in BMC Bioinformatics discussing the results of a data mining approach to describing phylogenetic methodology in published articles.Eales et al. Methodology capture: discriminating between the "best" and the rest of community practice. BMC Bioinformatics 2008, ...

There has been discussion and research for decades into support values for phylogenetic nodes and the relative quality of different phylogenies as a whole. Here is a new and impressive (although clearly subjective) criteria for confidence in a phylogenetic tree- "I am so confident in...

I came across a nice program by Heroen Verbruggen called TreeGradients."TreeGradients is a tree drawing program. The tree drawing options are fairly basic but the program has the ability to plot several types of continuous variables at the nodes in colors and use linear color...

CIPRES may be about to have a data handling overhaul. If you haven't clicked around on the CIPRES site do so, its great.Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research (CIPRES) project is an open collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation...

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