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Building the Tree of Life, Genome by Genome

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1716-1717
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1716

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Cheaper sequencing has put many more genes into the hands of researchers trying to sort out the degree of relatedness of a menagerie of organisms. Thanks to one such "phylogenomic" analysis reported on page 1763 of this week's issue of Science, bird guides may never be the same.