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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: “There is a functional developmental parallel between the way a bird learns to sing and a human learns to speak,” said David Clayton, a professor of neuroscience and cell and developmental biology at the University of Illinois led the group that proposed and organized the genome sequencing effort.
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