That's a Big Tree

Nearly every biologist has seen Charles Darwin's famous tree of life doodle, and now a group of researchers wants to create its own tree of life, says Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. Their tree is to include every known species on the planet — two million branches, Zimmer says. "Until recently, a complete tree of life would have been inconceivable," he adds.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more.