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Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the tree of life

​Ever since Darwin introduced the idea of descent with modification, the quest of deciphering the Tree of Life of all organisms has become a central theme in biology. As it turned out, completing the Tree of Life resulted in one of the grand challenges in science, on par with investigating the nature of matter or the origin of the universe – we seek to better understand our origin and that of all other living beings.
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Jan 13, 2017