The Lanfear Lab @ANU Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics


Longevity, body size, and the joys of playing with data

tl;dr Small dogs live longer than big dogs, which is the opposite of what we see across mammals (e.g. elephants live longer than mice). We’re not sure why, but here’s some data. Read More...

Why our intuition about mutation rates was wrong

tl;dr There’s a great new paper in PLOS, which shows that rates of mutation caused by mutagens can be linked to rates of DNA replication. Read More...