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Rewinding evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with 'alligator-like' snout

Scientists have undone the progress made by evolution by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.

The scientific revelation of 'rewinding' evolution could pave the way for scientists altering DNA in the other direction and use the same process to create species better able to adapt to Earth's climate.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2027558/Scientists-u...

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Comment by Jeremy Raines on August 19, 2011 at 11:11am
Yes!! One step closer to the "crocoduck!" Take that Kirk Cameron!
Comment by MolotovDerp on August 19, 2011 at 10:58am

This sounds eerily familiar!

 

 

 

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