Public Release: 18-Jun-2008
Genome sequence of lancelet shows how genes quadrupled during vertebrate evolution
The ancestor of all chordates, a group that includes humans and other vertebrates, probably looked like a sand-dwelling invertebrate called the lancelet or amphioxus. Its newly sequenced genome confirms that, and shows how vertebrates evolved over the past 550 million years — through a four-fold duplication of the genes of our primitive ancestors. The sequence, generated by the Joint Genome Institute, and analysis by an international group of biologists is reported in Nature.
US Department of Energy, Moore Foundation–gso061808.php

“It’s a long way from amphioxus….”

Public Release: 18-Jun-2008
IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Carnegie Mellon system estimates geographic location of photos
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised the first computerized method that can analyze a single photograph and determine where in the world the image likely was taken. It’s a feat made possible by searching through millions of GPS-tagged images in the Flickr online photo collection.
National Science Foundation


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