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Largest-ever Study of Mammalian Ancestry Completed by Renowned Research Team

February 7, 2013

biology graphic A groundbreaking six-year research collaboration has produced the most complete picture yet of the evolution of placental mammals, the group that includes humans. Researchers from Carnegie Museum of Natural History are among the team of 23 that took part in this extensive interdisciplinary effort that utilized molecular (DNA) and morphological (anatomy) data on an extraordinary scale. Full Story

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