Science 2005 Breakthrough

Dec 23, 2005 Dov, in biologicalEvolution forum

Here is a message received by AAAS members.

1) The suggested link may be of interest to the members of this forum.

2) Note that the Science Editor-in-Chief writes about “molecular modifications that drive evolutionary change”. This phrase should make you wonder about his scientific concept of the evolution process…

From: Donald Kennedy, Science Editor-in-Chief, Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005

Subject: Science magazine’s 2005 Breakthrough of the Year

“Dear Colleague,

Each December, the editors of Science review the most important leading-edge research published in all fields to select the most influential discoveries of the past year. The 2005 Breakthrough of the Year, Evolution in Action, was selected to highlight three outstanding papers in the field of evolutionary biology.

2005 stands out as a banner year for uncovering the intricacies of how evolution actually proceeds. Concrete genome data allowed researchers to start pinning down the molecular modifications that drive evolutionary change in organisms from viruses to primates, and painstaking field observations shed new light on how populations diverge to form new species.

I encourage you to read about, view, and listen to our extensive coverage of these discoveries online at There you will find an exclusive video, produced in conjunction with BioCompare, that includes insightful commentary and interviews with the researchers. At the website, you can also read the entire Breakthrough of the Year issue, free of charge until March, or listen to our related podcast.

Wishing all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful year of scientific discovery ahead.


Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science”


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