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Visualizing coevolution in dynamic fitness landscapes

This post and video is by postdoc Bjørn Østman and graduate student Randy Olson, both at Michigan State University. The fitness landscape is the framework for thinking about evolutionary processes the same way the phylogenetic tree is how we think about … Continue reading

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BEACON Introductory Video

We are very pleased to share our new video introducing BEACON, some of our members, and examples of the work we do. Enjoy!

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Rich Lenski explains the Long Term Evolution Experiment [VIDEO]

In episode 61 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 17th, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with BEACON’s Richard Lenski Ph.D., Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State … Continue reading

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Zachary Blount shows us evolution in action in E. coli

BEACON member Zachary Blount, formerly a graduate student and now a postdoc in Richard Lenski’s lab, is the lead author on a new paper in Nature describing the step-by-step process by which E. coli evolved the ability to consume citrate … Continue reading

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Watch a talk by BEACON's Titus Brown

C. Titus Brown, “Streaming lossy compression of biological sequence data using probabilistic data structures.” A talk given at the Michigan State University Computer Science department on September 7, 2012.

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Evolution 101: Maternal Effects

This week’s Evolution 101 blog post is by MSU graduate student Emily Weigel. This is a moment to thank your mom. Mothers have more of an effect on their offspring than one might first think. In addition to the DNA, … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Neuroevolution

This week we introduce a new occasional blog series: Evolution 101. Enjoy! If you were to ask a random person what the best example of Artificial Intelligence is out there, what do you think it would be? Most likely, it … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving Robot Brains using Evolutionary Algorithms

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is courtesy of MSU undergraduate student Faisal Tameesh. For more information about Faisal’s work, you can contact him at tameeshf at msu dot edu.

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving Robot Behavior

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Chad Byers. I have always been fascinated by the mechanisms that drive both the molecular and digital systems of our world and have been fortunate enough, through … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Brainy birds and fish

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU postdoc Jason Keagy. Like many BEACONites, I am involved in several projects. Liliana Lettieri has already written an excellent post about the project I spend most of my time on. … Continue reading

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