“Do what it takes to solve the problem, and no more”: a small talk with ‘Bunnie’ Huang

As a Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) geek, I was really looking very much forward to anything coming out from the linux.conf.au, better known as LCA. And for a huge bouquet of surprises, this year’s edition was one. Along with Radia Perlman and Bdale Garbee, there was Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang. He is a very …

How Have Marsupials Evolved?

The phylogenetic relationships between two orders of marsupials have been intesively debated. Authors benefited from recent sequencing projects which provided two marsupial genomes: this of the South American opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and the one of a kangaroo, the Australian tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Retroposons are suitable and homoplasy-free markers: their insertion sites are random; parallel …