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We use comparative genomic approaches to describe and understand the processes of adaptation, speciation, and diversification in mammals, to connect genotype to phenotype.

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“The stream of hereditary makes phylogeny; in a sense, it is phylogeny. Complete genetic analysis would provide the most priceless data for the mapping of this stream.”

George Gaylord Simpson in The Principles of Classification and a Classification of Mammals, 1945.