Zoonomia Project captures mammalian genome diversity

A team of researchers analyzed and compared the genomes of more than 80 percent of all mammalian families, which captures mammalian diversity at an unprecedented scale.

Namrata Sengupta • harvard
Nov. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Mammalian vertebral columns may reflect pace of evolution

Researchers find clues to evolution in the intricate mammalian vertebral column.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

 science-technology  mammals  basic-research  fas  stephanie-pierce  paleontology  katrina-jones  nature-communications  museum-of-comparative-zoology  oeb  organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  jed-gottlieb  vertebral-column

Harvard study models forelimbs of echidnas to shed light on evolution

Using a detailed, musculoskeletal model of an echidna forelimb, Harvard scientists are not only shedding light on how the little-studied echidna’s forelimbs work, but also opening a window into understanding how extinct mammals might have used those limbs.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 30, 2018 ~3 min

 science-technology  evolution  mammals  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  echidna  echidnas  forelimb  mammal  mammal-evolution  models  monotreme  pierce  regnault  sophie-regnault  stephanie-pierce

Harvard study models forelimbs of echidnas to shed light on evolution

Using a detailed, musculoskeletal model of an echidna forelimb, Harvard scientists are not only shedding light on how the little-studied echidna’s forelimbs work, but also opening a window into understanding how extinct mammals might have used those limbs.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 30, 2018 ~3 min

 science-technology  evolution  mammals  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  echidna  echidnas  forelimb  mammal  mammal-evolution  models  monotreme  pierce  regnault  sophie-regnault  stephanie-pierce

Study examines how mammal backbones changed during evolution

Harvard scientists are using the fossil record and a close examination of the vertebrae of thousands of modern animals to understand how and when specialized regions in the spines of mammals developed.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 19, 2018 ~5 min

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