Harvard study explores genetics behind evolution of flightless birds – Harvard Gazette

Based on an analysis of the genomes of more than a dozen flightless birds, including an extinct moa, a team led by Harvard researchers found that while different species show wide variety in the protein-coding portions of their genomes, they appear to turn to the same regulatory pathways when evolving flight loss.

Source: Harvard study explores genetics behind evolution of flightless birds – Harvard Gazette

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