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First red deer DNA profiling case

This is the first case in the United Kingdom where DNA from red deer has been used to link a suspect to a specific poaching incident.

Published 5 February.

Brian Charlesworth awarded

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Brian Charlesworth, PhD (University of Edinburgh) has been awarded the Society's Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. The award, whose namesake was a Nobel laureate and geneticist, recognizes Dr. Charlesworth's profound impact on our understanding of population genetics and evolutionary biology. Dr. Charlesworth will receive the award at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, organized by GSA, March 4–8, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Published 2 February.

Plant host may make epidemics worse

Pedro Vale and colleagues from the University of Helsinki have found that plant hosts co-infected with more than one pathogen strain result in more severe epidemics than plants infected with only one strain.

Published 20 January.

Trojan horse tactic in parasites

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study.

Published 25 November.

Science to improve city landscape

University biologists are taking part in an initiative that aims to make Edinburgh the best city in Europe in which to live in by 2050.

Published 7 November.

 

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