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New Way to Look at Life

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Science  19 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6105, pp. 317
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6105.317

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Ever since Charles Darwin, biologists have been building trees to show how organisms are related to one another. Now, computational biologists have come up with a tree that outdoes all trees. Called OneZoom, the approach works like Google Maps: A user can drill down the tree's trunks, branches, and tips to view ever-finer details, and the structure can incorporate an infinite amount of information.