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Using one of the largest DNA data sets for a group of birds and employing next-generation sequencing methods, scientists have determined the evolutionary family tree for one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world, the Hawaiian honeycreepers.
As climate change causes temperatures to increase in Hawaiiâ€™s mountains, deadly non-native bird diseases will likely also creep up the mountains, invading most of the last disease-free refuges for honeycreepers â€“ a group of endangered and remarkable birds.
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