Platypus Genome Decoded
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Platypus Genome Decoded

July 27, 2010
New genome research proves platypus DNA is an equally cobbled-together array of avian, reptilian and mammalian lineages that may hold clues for human disease prevention. The male platypus has venomous spurs on his hind feet with poison, very similar to that of reptiles. The female lays eggs like birds and lactates to feed their young, just like mammals.

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