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After Dinosaurs, Mammals Rise but Their Genomes Get Smaller

July 27, 2009

Michael Lynch Evidence buried in the chromosomes of animals and plants strongly suggests only one group--mammals--have seen their genomes shrink after the dinosaurs' extinction. What's more, that trend continues today, say Indiana University-Bloomington scientists in the first issue of a new journal, Genome Biology and Evolution. Full Story

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