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Continuing excellent coverage of the #COVID19 pandemic—and the science of epidemiology—by @FoodieScience and @NPRinskeep.…
's comments to @FoodieScience were based on our research estimating the durability of immunity to COVID-19 using comparative phylogenetics.

In case anyone is keeping score, we applied comparative evolutionary approaches (long before reinfection was common) to predict the durability of immunity, and our predictions were SPOT ON.…
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A new job, a #pig, a pregnancy, a move, a pandemic, 5(6) rev and many #pampers later, I’m delighted to share my co-first authorship with @KellerValsecchi in the @AsifaAkhtar1 lab today in @nature. Thread below for summary…
In this crazy journey we reconstituted the minimal #Drosophila requirements to achieve #Xchromosome targeting
We systematically asked the hierarchical interdependencies of the known MSL complex members to understand the contribution of #DNAmotif, #interaction_partners and #evolutionary determinants in the process of targeting the single male #Xchromosome for transcriptional upregulation
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/17/2020…
Pinpointing the 'silent' mutations that gave the coronavirus an evolutionary edge…

#evolutionary #COVID19
No, Roger Penrose, We See No Evidence Of A ‘Universe Before The Big Bang’…

#BigBang #universe #astrophysics
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/30/2020…
Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic | Nature Microbiology…

#pandemic #evolutionary #origins #microbiology
Strike 1: Gold; Strike 2: Dollar; Strike 3: Inflation Expectations – Alhambra Investments…

#inflation #gold #expectations #investments
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/28/2020…
Using robots to probe how people react to simple behaviours

#robots #brain #social
Ice retreat in Wilkes Basin of East Antarctica during a warm interglacial

#IceMelt #glaciers
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/16/2020-2…

Capitalism's Case for Abolishing Billionaires - Evonomics…

#billionaires #capitalism
Using Evolutionary Social Science to Deal with Pandemics - Evonomics…

#social #coronavirus #evolutionary #complexity
Petroyuan’s stature grows on Shanghai exchange, helping world’s largest energy importer cut dependence on US dollars | South China Morning Post…

#petroyuan #oil #energy
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/05/2020-2…

Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher, Mounts a Defense of Science - The New York Times…

#philosophy #postmodernism #Science
Leading with the Unknowns in COVID-19 Models - Scientific American Blog Network…

#models #uncertainty #DecisionMaking
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As promised to @g_m_hodgson & @ingridharvold I got myself a copy of Hodgson’s book…. It’s hard 2 do justice in a thread to the many arguments he makes, but I’ll try to engage. 1/
Among other things, a) Hodgson correctly points out that lack of raison d’etre 4 hetecon may be responsible 4 its marginalization. I also agree that b) agreement on a “core” among hetecons would be desirable. He also notes c) general neglect of micro (I’ll return 2 this). 2/
Reviewing various attempts at self-definition of heterodoxy, Hodgson looks at the late Fred Lee’s “political” project of gathering anti-capitalist economists under the heterodox umbrella as prone to failure; & Tony Lawson’s dichotomy b/w “open” and “closed” systems... 3/
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#ShelterInPlace #NonFiction #BookRecommendations !

Sharing takeaways and recs from recent reading blocks.

Who would I recommend this to?
👑 Everyone
🏆 Any interest in topic
🎖️ You often read on this topic
🍅 Nah

Michelin, not Amazon, style ratings = any non-🍅 is a good book.
Keynes Hayek by @NWapshott
Topic: 🌍💰
Layperson's history of JM Keynes' inventing #macroeconomics, and opposition by ppl who fear inflation > unemployment.

#Stimulus packages are <100y old
• They seem like magic, but aren't
• Fiscal policy goes beyond red vs blue Image
The Snowball by @aliceschroeder
Topic 💰📈
Great bio, but #Buffett's life is so consistent most ppl won't need 700 pages of it.

• "Take a simple idea, and take it very seriously"
• Learned early he loves making money, never stopped
• Wife surely made him a better human Image
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THIS 👉 #Mitochondria play a role in helping white blood cells target human #pathogens☝️Below, mitochondria-derived vesicles delivered #antimicrobial reactive oxygen species to control phagosome-localized S. aureus (a #bacterial infection)
So let’s add #mitochondria to the growing list of human organelles/proteins/pathways recently shown to have #antimicrobial activity 👉 Other compounds already on that list include #amyloid beta, alpha-syn, PrP, #HMOs etc☝️More context here:…
Also #mitochondria are derived from #bacterial ancestors, and can become infected by a range of viral/bacterial #pathogens 👉 Suggests mitochondria’s antimicrobial activities may be defense mechanisms that stem from their #evolutionary history as a free-living organisms
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