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"Early Bird" Project Really Gets the Worm
June 26, 2008
Scientists from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Natural Science, or MNS, recently participated in a project joining together the most prominent ornithological research programs in the world. This study--the largest of bird genetics ever completed--has not only shaken up the avian evolutionary tree, but completely redrawn it.
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