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UBC study finds small handful of genes control direction and route of songbird migration

Some songbirds travel up to 15,000 kilometers a year, only to return to the very same tree they left from. A study from the UBC Department of Zoology has found that a small cluster of genes may be responsible for their journey.
Some songbirds travel up to 15,000 kilometers a year, only to return to the very same tree they left from. A study from the UBC Department of Zoology has found that a small cluster of genes may be responsible for their journey. 6:57