Snake Leg Loss Genetics

Snake leg loss genetics reported in ScienceDaily 6 February 2019 and Nature Communications 9 Nov 2018, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07122-z. An international team of scientists have been searching for genetic changes involved in loss of limbs in snakes. They suggested the differences may be in stretches of DNA known as cis-regulatory elements (CREs). These are not genes […]

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Mud Dragon Fossil

Mud Dragon Escapes Explosion

Mud dragon escapes explosion, according to BBC News, Science (AAAS) News, ScienceDaily and Scientific Reports, 2016 doi: 10.1038/srep35780 published online 10 November 2016. The fossil of a sheep-sized theropod dinosaur was found by a Chinese construction crew who came close to blowing it to pieces when they were setting explosives at a construction site. Some […]

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Angolan Giant

Angolan giant found, according to articles in PhysOrg and Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences vol. 83, p221 16 March 2011. An international team of palaeontologists have studied the bones of the first dinosaur to be found in Angola. Octavio Mateus of Portugal’s Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museum of Lourinha found the fossil […]

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