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Aural History

By | September 1, 2015

The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.

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Ancient Fish Analyzed

By | June 13, 2014

Two paleontological findings yield insights into early vertebrate evolution.


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Sequencing the Tree of Life

By | April 24, 2014

Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources


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Genome Digest

By | April 24, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates

By | January 3, 2013

Scientists show that horizontal transfer of a particular DNA sequence among a diverse range of vertebrates is more widespread than previously believed.

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Double Duplication

By | July 24, 2012

Two whole genome duplications boosted the complexity of the ancestor of all vertebrates, but also introduced potential for disease.


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