Emerging Frontiers in the Study of Molecular Evolution. Academic Article uri icon


  • A collection of the editors of Journal of Molecular Evolution have gotten together to pose a set of key challenges and future directions for the field of molecular evolution. Topics include challenges and new directions in prebiotic chemistry and the RNA world, reconstruction of early cellular genomes and proteins, macromolecular and functional evolution, evolutionary cell biology, genome evolution, molecular evolutionary ecology, viral phylodynamics, theoretical population genomics, somatic cell molecular evolution, and directed evolution. While our effort is not meant to be exhaustive, it reflects research questions and problems in the field of molecular evolution that are exciting to our editors.

published proceedings

  • J Mol Evol

altmetric score

  • 12.6

author list (cited authors)

  • Liberles, D. A., Chang, B., Geiler-Samerotte, K., Goldman, A., Hey, J., Kaar, B., ... Storfer, A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Liberles, David A||Chang, Belinda||Geiler-Samerotte, Kerry||Goldman, Aaron||Hey, Jody||Kaçar, Betül||Meyer, Michelle||Murphy, William||Posada, David||Storfer, Andrew

publication date

  • April 2020