Category Archives: Abstracts

This blog is being put to sleep

I realized that I have too many blogs, too little time. Since I didn’t quite get the grip of wordpress (I cannot customize the way I want, I don’t have full control about the final formatting, I cannot add gadgets, … Continue reading

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New experimental and theoretical approaches towards the understanding of the emergence of viral infections

Some articles of interest, with quotes from abstracts, from the Theme Issue ‘New experimental and theoretical approaches towards the understanding of the emergence of viral infections’ compiled and edited by Santiago F. Elena and Rémy Froissart – Philosophical Transactions of … Continue reading

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Harold Jeffreys’ Theory of Probability Revisited (Statistical Science 2009, Vol. 24, No. 2)

There is a paper (with discussion) on Statistical Science 2009, Vol. 24, No. 2 about Harold Jeffreys’ “Theory of Probability” book, which is one the foundations of Bayesian Statistics. The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (responsible for Statistical Science) encourages the … Continue reading

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arxiv – recent articles on phylogenetics

obs: manuscripts deposited on the arxiv repository may have not been peer reviewed. An alternative marginal likelihood estimator for phylogenetic models. (arXiv:1001.2136v1 [stat.CO]) by Serena Arima, Luca Tardella Bayesian phylogenetic methods are generating noticeable enthusiasm in the field of molecular … Continue reading

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arxiv – recent articles on statistics

obs: manuscripts deposited on the arxiv repository may have not been peer reviewed. Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo. (arXiv:1001.2055v1 [stat.ME]) by Y Fan, S A Sisson To appear to MCMC handbook, S. P. Brooks, A. Gelman, G. Jones and … Continue reading

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Population structure: admixtured ancestry of Africans and African Americans

Characterizing the admixed African ancestry of African Americans, by Fouad Zakharia, Analabha Basu, Devin Absher, Themistocles L Assimes, Alan S Go, Mark A Hlatky, Carlos Iribarrenl, Joshua W Knowles, Jun Li, Balasubramanian Narasimhan, Steven Sidney, Audrey Southwick, Richard M Myersl, … Continue reading

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Molecular Biology and Evolution 2010 Volume 27, Number 2

SeaView Version 4: A Multiplatform Graphical User Interface for Sequence Alignment and Phylogenetic Tree Building, by Gouy, M., Guindon, S., Gascuel, O. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2010 27(2):221-224; doi:10.1093/molbev/msp259 We present SeaView version 4, a multiplatform program designed to facilitate … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics – Volume 26, Number 2, 15 January 2010

Target prediction and a statistical sampling algorithm for RNA-RNA interaction — Huang, F. W. D., Qin, J., Reidys, C. M., Stadler, P. F. 26 (2): 175 — Bioinformatics: Motivation: It has been proven that the accessibility of the target sites … Continue reading

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Biology and Philosophy – selected papers

Sewall Wright’s adaptive landscapes: 1932 vs. 1988 Massimo Pigliucci (2008) Biology and Philosophy, DOI 10.1007/s10539-008-9124-z Sewall Wright introduced the metaphor of evolution on “adaptive landscapes” in a pair of papers published in 1931 and 1932. The metaphor has been one … Continue reading

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Journal of the American Statistical Association, Volume 104, Issue 488 – December 2009

Learn From Thy Neighbor: Parallel-Chain and Regional Adaptive MCMC Radu V. Craiu, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Chao Yang. Journal of the American Statistical Association. December 1, 2009, 104(488): 1454-1466. doi:10.1198/jasa.2009.tm08393. Starting with the seminal paper of Haario, Saksman, and Tamminen (Haario, Saksman, … Continue reading

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