Researchers at Penn State have created a new smartphone app called "TimeTree," an interactive interface that tracks the evolution of genes throughout Earth's history. The comparative biology application draws on the vast amounts of data on the Internet about the diverse genes of Earth's organisms, allowing users to see how long ago two species may have shared a common ancestor, the researchers say in a press release.

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