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Finding the key to flightlessness

20:00 EDT 16 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(Harvard University) Based on the analysis of the genomes of more than a dozen flightless birds, including an extinct moa, a team led by Harvard researchers found that while different species show wide variety in the protein-coding portions of their genome, they appear to turn to the same regulatory pathways when evolving flight loss.

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