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Smartphone app for genes on earth Is tool for scientists and entertaining for Aa

Tags: arizona state university, biodesign institute, genomics

[Source: ScienceDaily] - The scientists who put an innovative tree of life online last year now have made that same resource available -- free -- for smartphones. The new "TimeTree" application lets anyone with an Apple iPhone harness a vast Internet storehouse of data about the diversity of life, from bacteria to humans. The intuitive interface is designed to answer a simple question, quickly and authoritatively: how long ago did species A and species B share a common ancestor?

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