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Re: Disraeli said it 1st...



On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 7:39 AM, don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2009) â Scientists at Penn State and the National 
> Institute of Genetics in Japan have demonstrated that several statistical 
> methods commonly used by biologists to detect natural selection at the 
> molecular level tend to produce incorrect results. "Our finding means that 
> hundreds of published studies on natural selection may have drawn incorrect 
> conclusions," said Masatoshi Nei, Penn State Evan Pugh Professor of Biology 
> and the team's leader. The team's results will be published in the Online 
> Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
> during the week ending Friday 3 April 2009 and also in the journal's print 
> edition at a later date.

Some discussion here:
http://johnhawks.net/weblog/topics/evolution/selection/acceleration/nei-2009-selected-substitutions-press-release.html

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