Platypus genome just as weird as platypus

The platypus genome has been sequenced, and it really IS an unholy mixture of mammal, bird, and reptile. Check out Jim Lemire’s handy breakdown. And did you know that platypus secrete milk through their skin because they don’t have nipples?

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4 Responses to Platypus genome just as weird as platypus

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  2. Franz says:

    Just wanted to add that he’s not just a steincist. He’s Francis Collins, the guy who led the Human Genome Project and the current director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. He’s got an MD from UNC @ Chapel Hill and a PhD from Yale. I also enjoyed his statistic that 40% of working steincists believe in God. Good stuff.

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