September 2018 News

September 2018 Gwern.net newsletter with links on genetics, human evolution, genetic engineering, LSD, and 1 book review.
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This is the September 2018 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, August 2018 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

Media

Books

Nonfiction:

  • Plant Breeding Reviews: Part 1: Long-term Selection: Maize, Volume 24⁠, ed Janick 2004 (an anthology of papers on plant breeding efforts in, primarily, the Midwest, centering mostly on the famous long-term maize selection experiment; I was particularly interested in “Population Size and Long-term Selection”⁠, Weber 2004, but was amazed to learn that the maize selection experiment, despite running for a century and still producing gains on some traits, was founded on a maize population size of just 4! This illustrates the untapped potential in existing genetic variance.)

Music

Touhou:

Vocaloid:

Misc: