September 2018 news

September 2018 newsletter with links on genetics, human evolution, genetic engineering, LSD, and 1 book review.
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created: 2 Sep 2018; modified: 21 Apr 2019; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0

This is the September 2018 edition of the newsletter; previous, August 2018 (archives). This is a summary of the revision-history RSS feed, overlapping with my Changelog & /r/gwern/; brought to you by my donors on Patreon.





  • 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.)