This paper is a large international project is co-led by University of Copenhagen, China National Genebank at BGI-Shenzhen, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and includes researchers from across the globe, including the Taylor lab. In this study, researchers established a new pipeline to analyze the unprecedented scale of genomic data, which revealed a detailed landscape of genomic sequence gains and losses across bird lineages. In particular, the study showed that the passerine birds, the largest extant order of bird species which includes more than half of all bird species, possessed genomic features that differed from other bird groups. Read more about this study here!
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