NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A PLOS Genetics study out last night offers a new explanation for the genetic similarities between polar bears and brown bears living on the Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof, or ABC, islands — pointing to a more straightforward view of polar bear evolution than theories proposed in the past.

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