Project News

June 28
Conserving Functions across Generations: Heredity in Light of Biological Organization

Matteo Mossio and Gaëlle Pontarotti co-wrote “Conserving Functions across Generations: Heredity in Light of Biological Organization” in the March 2022 issue of The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. They write that, “The central outcome of the organizational perspective consists in extending the scope of heredity beyond the genetic domain without merging it with the broad category of cross-generation stability.” Both authors are members of the "Open-ended evolution and organizational closure" and the "An organizational account of ecological functions and its implications to ecological research and environmental ethics" projects.

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June 24
Immunity and lifespan: answering long-standing questions with comparative genomics

Charlie Cornwallis, part of the “Evolution and organismal goal-directedness” project, co-authored “Immunity and lifespan: answering long-standing questions with comparative genomics” in Trends in Genetics. The authors “highlight how recent improvements in whole genome assemblies open the door to immunogenomic comparative analyses that enable the coevolution of longevity and specific immune traits to be disentangled.”

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June 14
Revisiting N.I. Vavilov’s “The Law of Homologous Series in Variation”

Vidyanand Nanjundiah, part of the “Cellular agency in multicellular development and cancer” project, recently co-authored “Revisiting N.I. Vavilov’s “The Law of Homologous Series in Variation”” published in Biological Theory.

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June 14
A Comparison of Non-verbal Maternal Care of Male and Female Infants in India and the United Kingdom: The Parent-Infant Caregiving Touch Scale in Two Cultures

Jonathan Hill, part of the “Mistakes in living systems: a new conceptual framework” project, recently contributed to the “A Comparison of Non-verbal Maternal Care of Male and Female Infants in India and the United Kingdom: The Parent-Infant Caregiving Touch Scale in Two Cultures” article published in Frontiers in Psychology.

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June 10
Stomatal conductance, not biochemistry, drives low temperature acclimation of photosynthesis in Populus balsamifera

Danielle Way, a member of the “Geofunctions: Purposes and Agents in Global Environmental Sciences” project, recently contributed to the article “Stomatal conductance, not biochemistry, drives low temperature acclimation of photosynthesis in Populus balsamifera, regardless of nitrogen availability” in Plant Biology.

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