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Genetics Unzipped - Uprooting the Tree of Life

Posted by , on 5 December 2019

Should we believe our eyes or our sequencing machines when it comes to deciding what makes a species, and could Jurassic Park ever become a reality?

Why more is better in comparative developmental biology…

Posted by , on 26 January 2018

Our recent paper in “Nature” [1] deconstructs molecular arguments that have been used to homologize bilaterian nerve cords. Our work illustrates well the strength of the comparative approach and the ...

Lifemap: a zoomable interface for exploring the entire Tree of Life

Posted by , on 30 January 2017

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (Dobzansky, 1973). Our knowledge of the evolutionary relationships between all known organisms, the so-called Tree of Life (ToL), is ...

Evolution of the First Nervous Systems II

Posted by , on 29 November 2013

What is the earliest Phylum of metazoans to possess what we would recognize as a nervous system? Did earlier organisms have all the components of a nervous system in the ...

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