NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Birds appear to have rapidly evolved around the time of the mass extinction 66 million years ago that included the dinosaurs, giving rise to the 10,500 bird species we know today, according to results released today from a large-scale international effort to construct an avian tree of life, based on genomic sequence data.

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