Mello lab appears on NPR, in Science, and others

02/06/15  Portland, Ore.

A large international group of scientists, including Behavioral Neuroscience professor, Claudio Mello, is publishing the results of a first-ever look at the genome of a dozen common birds. The scientists' research tells the story of how modern birds evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs and almost everything else on Earth 66 million years ago, and gives new details on how birds came to have feathers, flight, and song.

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Mello lab colleague, Chris Olson, was interviewed by NPR All Things Considered's Arun Ruth in December about their PLOS1 paper: "Drinking songs: Alcohol effects on learned song of zebra finches".