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  author={William D. Hamilton and Mark Ridley},

'From Man to Bacteria': W.D. Hamilton, the theory of inclusive fitness, and the post-war social order.

  • S. Swenson
  • Psychology
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2015

Intraclonal genetic variation: ecological and evolutionary aspects. Genomic signatures of ancient asexual lineages

The utility of the various predictions for detecting ancient asexuality, for testing hypotheses of the reversibility of a transition to a sexual phase, and for discriminating between theories of sex are discussed.

Genomic signatures of ancient asexual lineages

A review and classification of the predicted effects of loss of sex on the eukaryotic genome is presented and the utility of the various predictions for detecting ancient asexuality, for testing hypotheses of the reversibility of a transition to a sexual phase, and for discriminating between theories of sex is discussed.

Capturing the superorganism: a formal theory of group adaptation

This work provides the first formal theory of group adaptation and captures the superorganism in the form of a ‘group as maximizing agent’ analogy that links an optimization program to a model of a group‐structured population.

Local genetic structure and relatedness in a solitary mammal, Neotoma fuscipes

A matrilineal genetic structure was apparent even at low woodrat densities based on estimates of θST among neighborhoods of resident females that were significantly greater than zero and consistently greater than estimates including all individuals.

Modelling social evolution: the relative merits and limitations of a Hamilton's rule‐based approach

With Hamilton’s rule being a deterministic equation, it entirely neglects stochasticity, and thus ignores the possibility for deleterious altruistic genotypes to go to fixation as a result of drift (Frank, 1997), which models have shown to be quite possible in small populations.

The evolution of age-specific resistance to infectious disease

A mathematical model is used to explore how trade-offs with natural mortality, reproduction and maturation combine to affect the evolution of resistance at different life-stages and shows that certain combinations of trade-off have substantial effects on whether adults or juveniles are more resistant.

Unbeatable Strategies

. The paper analyzes the notion of an unbeatable strategy as a game solution concept. A general framework (game with relative preferences) suitable for the analysis of this concept is proposed. Basic

The selection force weakens with age because ageing evolves and not vice versa

This work generalizes the classic theory of the evolution of ageing while overturning its logic: the decline of selection with age evolves dynamically, and is not an implicit consequence of certain assumptions.



The river : a journey back to the source of HIV and AIDS

Examines the possible source of HIV, analyzing a number of theories concerning its origins and investigating current scientific inquiries into HIV, AIDS, and the search for a cure.

Disputed AIDS Theory Dies Its Final Death

A paper in this issue and three more in this week's issue of Nature collectively nail the lid on the coffin of the theory that a contaminated polio vaccine triggered the AIDS epidemic.

Epidemiology and the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

  • K. D. de Cock
  • Medicine, Biology
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 2001
It is likely that Africa will continue to dominate global HIV and AIDS epidemiology in the near to medium-term future, and that the epidemic will evolve over many decades unless a preventive vaccine becomes widely available.

Foci of Endemic Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Wild-Living Eastern Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)

Results indicate that SIVcpz is unevenly distributed among P. t.

The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS

The thesis: that the origins of both HIV-1 and HIV-2 result from contamination of poliovirus vaccines in the last half of the 1950s by simian immunodeficiency viruses of chimpanzees forAIDS-1, or mangabeys for HIV- 2, is presented in The River is wide.

Dephlogistication, Imperial Display, Apes, Angels, and the Return of Monsieur Emile Zola

AIDS in the Twenty-first Century is surprisingly easy to read. Though the subject is complex, and at fourteen chapters the book is relatively long, the authors assume no prior knowledge on the part

Amplification of a Complete Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Genome from Fecal RNA of a Wild Chimpanzee

The first full-length SIVCPz sequence (TAN1) from a wild chimpanzee from Gombe National Park (Tanzania) is reported, indicating that east African chimpanzees, like those from west-central Africa, are naturally infected by SIVcpz but that their viruses comprise a second, divergent SIV cpz lineage which appears to have evolved in relative isolation for an extended period of time.

Polio vaccines exonerated

One theory about the origin of the AIDS pandemic is that the virus responsible, HIV, was transmitted to humans from chimpanzees through contaminated polio vaccine. That theory fails some crucial