Tech & Science Daily: Why most of our evolutionary trees might be wrong

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Forest elephants in Gabon (Alamy/PA)
Forest elephants in Gabon (Alamy/PA)

New research by scientists at the University of Bath suggests the ‘evolutionary trees’ we’ve been using to link different species of animals might be wrong.

Tech & Science Daily spoke to Professor Matthew Wills who led the study using genetic data to work out which species were linked - rather than older methods which relied on things like how animals looked and where they originated.

He told us they discovered some matches they weren’t expecting.

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