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Using modern genomics to turn alligator scales into birdlike feathers

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:37 AM

Upon first glance, most people wouldn't think alligators or birds were evolutionary cousins. But indeed, reptiles are the closest living relatives of birds, and all descended from the archosaurs, the "ruling reptiles" who once dominated the Earth 250 million years ago.

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