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BioScience tip sheet, October 2008
Date:9/30/2008

P>Scientists and their professional societies are seeking to increase their influence, but the authors urge caution. They argue that societies can be most effective by conducting rigorous research that is relevant to policy and conveying the results well to all interested parties, not by advocating for particular policy decisions.

The Resurrection Initiative: Storing Ancestral Genotypes to Capture Evolution in Action.
Steven J. Franks, John C. Avise, William E. Bradshaw, Jeffrey K. Conner, Julie R. Etterson, Susan J. Mazer, Ruth G. Shaw, and Arthur E. Weis.

Participants at a workshop advance a plan to systematically collect, preserve, and archive genetic material from plants for future studies of evolutionary change. The plandistinct from preservation efforts based on existing seed bankscould help scientists understand and predict the effects on plants of global climate change.


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