Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution

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01/19/2017 10:47 AM EST

D. melanogaster

Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in the deep past on the animals’ biology and fitness.

Full story at https://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2017/01/13/scientists-engineer-animals-with-ancient-genes-to-test-causes-of-evolution/

Source
University of Chicago Medical Center

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