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Infographic: Can Archaea Teach Us About the Evolution of Eukaroyotes?
Amber Dance | May 31, 2018
The discovery of copious new archaeal species is shedding light on the tree of life and revealing some unique cellular biology.
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 11, 2016
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.
Tree of Life v1.0
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny.
New Species Galore
Jef Akst | Dec 26, 2014
A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 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
Ancient Life in the Information Age
Aaron David Goldman | Feb 28, 2014
What can bioinformatics and systems biology tell us about the ancestor of all living things?
Let There Be Life
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 28, 2014
How did Earth become biological?
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2014
Researchers propose a naming system based on genomic information for all Earth’s life.