Scientists Fix Bugs In Our Understanding Of Evolution

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 14:21 in Biology & Nature

What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers have come one important step closer to answering such evolutionary questions correctly. In the current issue of Science they uncover systematic errors in existing methods that compare genetic sequences of different species to learn about their evolutionary relationships. They present a new computational tool that provides accurate insights into the evolution of DNA and protein sequences.

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