The evolutionary history of 2,658 cancers

The evolutionary history of 2,658 cancers

A major new open access paper in today's Nature describes the evolutionary history of somatic mutations that result in cancer. It confirms the primary role of driver mutations and that these often occur early in development, just as Steve Frank predicted in his 2007...

ISEMPH 2020 Registration Open Now!

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health at the lovely University of Georgia Conference Center July 15-18, 2020. Registration information is here.   To register...

Five new EMPH publications

The first month of 2020 brings five new open access publications in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. Biological normalcy by Andrea S Wiley, Jennifer M Cullin Culture, behavior and health by Margarita Hernandez, James K. Gibb Fish consumption is associated with...

Smoke and natural selection

Twenty years ago I listed several questions about evolution and medicine that I hoped someone would work on. The first was, "Has exposure to smoke shaped human adaptations?" The amazingly comprehensive answer is provided in "The Exposome in Human Evolution: From Dust...

TriCEM's Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute

Applications open now We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2020 Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI), held May 17-22 at NC State. The goal of EMSI is to introduce core evolutionary concepts to a wide range...

Special Issue on Evolutionary Medicine

In the Journal of Molecular Evolution, edited by Konstantinos Voskarides (not open access) EditorialEditorial: A New Bright Era for Evolutionary MedicineKonstantinos VoskaridesPages 1-2Download PDF (552KB) View Article Abstract: Evolutionary Medicine is...

Evolutionary Medicine Conference in Hamburg, May 17-20, 2020

The 40th Blankenese Conference will be on Evolutionary Medicine. It is limited to 100 participants. Many distinguished speakers have confirmed attendance. Chairmen Co-Organizers Meyerhof, Homburg Manuel Friese, Hamburg Dietmar Richter, Hamburg Tobias Huber, Hamburg...