August 18, 2011

Chicken Engineered to Grow Snout, Not Beak

Nick Collins, Telegraph


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Chickens and other birds are thought to have descended from dinosaurs through a series of genetic changes.

But by altering the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stages of their development, scientists are able to undo the progress made by evolution and give them qualities they lost millions of years ago.

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TAGGED: Dinosaurs, Evolution, Chicken

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