Taking after Darwin, scientists discover beak gene for famous finches

February 11, 2015 10:11 PM

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Taking after Darwin, scientists discover beak gene for famous finches

A team of researchers from Sweden and the US have sequenced the genomes for all fifteen species of Darwin's finches. Now they may have located the gene that determines the shape of their beaks.

Nearly two centuries after Charles Darwin jotted down his notes about the Galapagos finches, scientists are still gaining insights into just how the iconic birds evolved.

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