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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, scientists from Uppsala University report on the sequencing of the genomes of two species of flycatchers, providing insights into the divergence of the birds' lineages and speciation in general. As lineages diverge, a combination of reproductive isolation barriers arises.

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