Creating a genomic zoo

There are about 60,000 different vertebrates on this planet. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, even you are a vertebrate. And now for the first time, scientists from around the world are coming together to study them on a molecular level. Led by a team of biologists at University of California, Santa Cruz, researchers are collecting DNA and breaking it down to better understand the history of evolution from gorillas to elephants to alligators.

Provided by Inside Science Television

Runtime: 3:08

Get Science360's video of the day in your mailbox each weekday.

Sign up now!
» More videos about Biology