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, 2018 (). This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with my & ; 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: