Ancient DNA solves sex mystery of the Moa
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Lambert et al shed light on the life and behavior of the giant moa using forensic DNA techniques to produce a comprehensive DNA taxonomy of all past life, as well as the living biota of New Zealand. Toward this goal, they have produced the first detailed family tree of moa, and are now using the information to determine when the moa evolved and how long it is since the different species shared a common ancestor. As a result, the future is likely to herald even more exciting developments and opportunities for young people interested in a science career.
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