Origin & Evolution of Life

Grasping the Tree of Life, There's an App For That

By Keith Cowing
November 4, 2010

The NAI scientists who put an innovative “tree of life” online last year now have made that same resource available — for free — for iPhone users. 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? For more information: http://live.psu.edu/story/48526#nw63 [Source: NAI]

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