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.

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