Bird Genomes: Winging our way

Recently, 40+ bird genomes were sequenced, and we are still just beginning to sift through the data. How did birds lose their teeth? (Yes, teeth.) How did they evolve to learn complex songs? Has flying made their genomes smaller? Get the scoop from Allison Schultz. … Read More Bird Genomes: Winging our way

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Ancient DNA from ancient birds: A tale of two palaeognathae papers

Phil Grayson explains how improvements in mitochondrial and nuclear genomics have rewritten what seemed like an open-and-shut case in the evolution of flightless birds. … Read More Ancient DNA from ancient birds: A tale of two palaeognathae papers